Fischer: Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D op.35, Sérénade Mélancolique op.26, Valse-Scherzo op.34, Souvenir d'un lieu cher op.42 (24/96 FLAC)
Fischer: Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D op.35, Sérénade Mélancolique op.26, Valse-Scherzo op.34, Souvenir d’un lieu cher op.42 (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Julia Fischer
Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Pentatone
Size: 1.14 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
01. I. Allegro moderato
02. II. Canzonetta (Andante)
03. III. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)

Sérénade Mélancolique in B minor, Op. 26
for violin and orchestra
04. Andante

Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op. 34
for violin and orchestra
05. Allegro (Tempo di Valse)

Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42
for violin and piano
06. I. Méditation
07. II. Scherzo
08. III. Melodie

Recorded: DZZ Studio 5, Moscow (1-5), 4/2006; MCO Studio 5, Hilversum (6-8), 4/2006

The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto suffers no shortage of recordings. But this new one from German violinist Julia Fischer, still in her early 20s, is an ear-opener. There’s a refreshing forthrightness to her playing, a welcome unwillingness to sentimentalize music quite able to speak for itself. And her virtuosity in the finale sounds utterly effortless.

“Fischer always knows when to lighten the mood, or how best to judge the tension and release of a musical paragraph, and in this she is supported to the hilt by a personable but never too overbearing Russian National Orchestra under the baton of Yakov Kreizberg… In the Concerto’s vivacious finale and the headlong Valse-Scherzo, Fischer makes light of the technical difficulties with spot-on pitching throughout; there isn’t an aspect of any of these works in which this world-class virtuoso fails to excel.” (BBC Music Magazine)

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