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Mozart: Violin Concertos No. 4 & 5Recorded With Nikolaus Harnoncourt & The Wiener Philharmoniker
Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl
When Nikolaus Harnoncourt died in March 2016, the music world lost one of its most influential conductors. Deutsche Grammophon commemorates the first anniversary of his death presenting his remarkable historically informed recordings with Gidon Kremer and the Vienna Philharmonic on 180g vinyl.1. Allegro (Cadenza By Robert Levin)
2. Andante cantabile (Cadenza By Robert Levin)
3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo) (Cadenza By Robert Levin)
4. Allegro aperto
6. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
200-Gram Vinyl LP Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio
Stoughton Printing Old-Style Deluxe Film-lamination Tip-On Jacket
This is a gem of an audiophile record, a showcase for one of the truly great
20th century violinists - Nathan Milstein - whose skill and instrumental
mastery matches peers more widely and famously known: Perlman, Heifetz,
Haendel, Menuhin, Oistrakh, Szeryng and a handful of other soloists.
Clean copies of this album remain super desirable and regularly fetch in
excess of $500 from collectors.
The range of music undertaken in this collection - from the classical
expression of Mozart to the salon civilities of Saint-Saëns - confirms
what was served notice by Milstein's American debut with the Philadelphia
Orchestra in 1929 - a young artist of special consequence had arrived
among us. Here, Milstein is backed by The Concert Arts Orchestra
conducted by Walter Susskind for this recording of violin and orchestra
Milstein was a Russian Empire-born virtuoso violinist and American immigrant.
It was a concert by the 11-year- old Jascha Heifetz that inspired his
parents to make a violinist out of Milstein. At age 7, he started violin studies
(as suggested by his parents, to keep him out of mischief) with the eminent
violin pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky, also the teacher of renowned violinist
David Oistrakh. When Milstein was 11, Leopold Auer invited him to study
at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Milstein made his American debut in
1929 with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He eventually
settled in New York and became an American citizen, but toured
repeatedly throughout Europe.
Milstein was a technical perfectionist, obsessed with articulating each note
perfectly. He would spend long hours working out fingerings which would
make passages sound more articulated. He arranged many works for violin
and wrote his own cadenzas for many concertos. As a recording artist with
Capitol Records, his discs of recital repertoire bloomed with musical taste
and stylistic versatility.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Mozart: Adagio, K. 261
2. Mozart: Rondo, K. 373
3. Beethoven: Romance In F. Op, 50
4. Wieniawski: Legende
5. Novacek: Perpetual Motion
6. Stravinsky: Berceuse (The Firebird)
7. Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wolfgang Schneiderhan - Mozart:Violinkonzerte No. 4Here the Austrian violinist/conductor performs and conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a pairing of Mozart's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 in D Major, K. 218 and Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219. 180g vinyl pressing from Clearaudio.
Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin/conductor)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra1. Allegro
2. Andante cantabile
3. Rondeau: Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
4. Allegro aperto
6. Rondeau: Tempo di Menuetto - Allegro$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SPCO-SPE-6088xWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner)
"Now I am going to compose a Sinfonia concertante", wrote Mozart to his father, quite unsuspecting that his contribution to this hybrid of concerto and symphony would not bring the immediate approval and success to which he was accustomed. But opinions have changed drastically since then, especially since the Sinfonia concertante K. 364 has far greater depth to it than its title suggests. The wealth of melodic ideas, subtly allotted alternately to the soloist and the orchestra, testifies to the fact that this is one of Mozart's mature orchestral masterpieces which he composed while in Vienna.
The superb performers in this DECCA recording guarantee that the listener will not only enjoy the deceptive merriment of the outer movements but will be deeply moved by the sad Andante. What bad luck for rival performances! But when father and son take up their bows, this is the recording to beat all recordings!
On the B side, the Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423 is a welcome bonus since it offers a wonderful opportunity for a display of virtuosity and counterpoint. And of course the old question pops up once again as to who is the better master of his instrument: father or son? The answer is simple: neither the one nor the other! - Both, of course!
- David and Igor Oistrakh
- The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
- Kyrill Kondrashin (conductor)
Recording: September 1963 at DECCA Studio No. 3 in West Hampstead, London by Kenneth Wilkinson
Production: Erik Smith und Ray Minshull
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
RetrospectiveAn artist portrait curated by Hilary Hahn herself, Retrospective features recordings from
Deutsche Grammophon artist as well as almost 30 minutes of new, unreleased material
Mozart's Violin Sonata K. 379 and new recordings of three tracks from her Encores album.
Hahn's social media platforms, the Retrospective artwork and packaging were designed
by her fans.1. Adagio - Allegro [Live]
2. Andantino Cantabile [Live]
3. Allegretto [Live]
4. Hilary's Hoedown [Live]
5. Mercy [Live]
7. Speak Memory
8. Memory Games
9. Adagio religioso$38.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Four Seasons (Awaiting Repress)The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op. 8 led by violinist, conductor Itzhak Perlman.
Itzhak Perlman (born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli-born violinist, conductor, and is regarded as one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th and early-21st centuries, renowned for his brilliant technique, direct interpretation and precision. He has appeared with every major orchestra in the world, showcasing his talent at music festivals, recitals, and concerts around the world.
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates. In January 2009, Mr. Perlman was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams and performing with clarinetist Anthony McGill, pianist Gabriela Montero, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In December 2003 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts granted Mr. Perlman a Kennedy Center Honor celebrating his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of our nation. In May 2007, he performed at the State Dinner for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at the White House.
In addition to his many orchestral and recital appearances throughout the world, Mr. Perlman performs as conductor with leading orchestras. He was Music Advisor of the St. Louis Symphony from 2002 to 2004, and he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 2001 to 2005. He has performed as conductor with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Montreal, Atlanta and Toronto, as well as at the Ravinia and OK Mozart festivals. Internationally, Mr. Perlman has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic.
He proudly possesses four Emmy Awards and fifteen Grammy awards. He performed at the 2006 Academy Awards and at the Juilliard School Centennial gala, broadcast nationally on Live from Lincoln Center. One of Mr. Perlman's proudest achievements is his collaboration with film score composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg's Academy Award winning film Schindler's List, in which he performed the violin solos.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
• Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl
• Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
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• Features Original Album Artwork
Itzhak Perlman, violin, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
This title is not eligible for discount.Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Four Seasons, Op. 8
Concerto No. 1 in E major (Spring)
Concerto No. 2 in G minor (Summer)
Concerto No. 3 in F major (Autumn)
2. Adagio molto
Concerto No. 4 in F minor (Winter)
4. Allegro non molto
6. Allegro$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now