This is Szeryng in his prime. The interplay between he and Dorati demonstrates how strong an accompanist Dorati could be, as he perfectly complements his soloist at all turns.
# Composer: Aram Katchaturian
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (196?)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B0000057LQ
# Size: 710 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Khachaturian wrote a violin concerto filled with the most intricate polyrythms not unlike the Lalo, Tchaikovsky, and Miakovsky concertos. It all started with Lalo’s famous Symphonie Espagnole written for virtuoso violinist composer Pablo Sarasate who was Spanish so naturally the piece was intended to include Spanish-like rythms. When Tchaikovsky heard the Lalo he began writing his own violin concerto. I believe Khachaturian’s conerto here was greatly influenced by the Tchaikovsky. When you have so many rythms going by like that, it takes a great deal of bow control to really make the phrases musical and natural.
Of course the Khachaturian was written for the phenominal talent of David Oistrakh (who recorded it with the composer conducting himself) but the Oistrakh recordings have very poor sound quality. The phenominal Leonid Kogan recorded my second favorite performance of the Khachaturian but I like this one more because of a better sound quality, a more inspired delivery of performance, and a tad bit more color with respect to phrasing. The tone of Mr Szeryng’s DelGesu here is dark and warm, his playing is always so smooth and natural and he has a phenominal sense of timing, it is this smoothness that always amazes me: how natural sounding his transitions are and the way he interatcs with the orchestra is a rare talent. It is easy to understand why he is in my top three all time favorite soloists.
|Concerto For Violin In D Minor Op. 35|
|A||Allegro Con Fermezza|
Analyzed folder: /96kKha_ViCo_Sze/96k Khatchaturian – Violin Concerto – Szeryng-Dorati
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR15 -0.92 dB -20.43 dB A Khatchaturian – Concerto For Violin In D Minor Op. 35 – 1, Allegro Con Fermezza.wav
DR16 -0.30 dB -22.77 dB B1 Khatchaturian – Concerto For Violin In D Minor Op. 35 – 2, Andante Sosteuto.wav
DR15 -0.22 dB -20.49 dB B2 Khatchaturian – Concerto For Violin In D Minor Op. 35 – 3, Allegro Vivace.wav
Number of files: 3
Official DR value: DR15
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