Naxos 25th Anniversary. Great Violin Concertos (10 CD box set FLAC)
Naxos 25th Anniversary. Great Violin Concertos (10 CD box set FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Naxos
Size: 3.41 GB
Recovery: +3%
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CD 01 Vivaldi: Four Seasons / J. S. Bach: Violin Concertos in A Minor & E Major
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
The Four Seasons
Violin Concerto in E major, Op 8, No 1, RV 269, ‘La primavera’ (Spring)
Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 8, No 2, RV 315, ‘L’estate’ (Summer)
Violin Concerto in F major, Op 8, No 3, RV 293, ‘L’autunno’ (Autumn)
Violin Concerto in F minor, Op 8, No 4, RV 297, ‘L’inverno’ (Winter)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Oliver Dohnanyi

01. I. Allegro
02. II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
03. III. Danza Pastorale (Allegro)
04. I. Allegro non molto
05. II. Adagio – Presto
06. III. Presto
07. I. Allegro
08. II. Adagio molto
09. III. Allegro
10. I. Allegro non molto
11. II. Largo
12. III. Allegro
13. I. Allegro
14. II. Andante
15. III. Allegro assai
16. I. Allegro
17. II. Adagio
18. III. Allegro assai

CD 02 Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 / Spohr: Concerto No. 8
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto No 4 in D major, K 218
Concerto No 5 in A major, K 219
Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor, Op 47, “in modo di scena cantante”

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser

Simone Lamsma – violin
Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla
Conductor Patrick Gallois

01. I. Allegro
02. II. Andante cantabile
03. III. Rondeau: Andante grazioso – Allegro ma non troppo
04. I. Allegro aperto
05. II. Adagio
06. III. Tempo di menuetto
07. I. Recitative: Allegro molto –
08. II. Adagio – Recitative: Andante –
09. III. Allegro moderato

CD 03 Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major / Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto No 3 in G major, K 216

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kenneth Jean

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser

01. I. Allegro ma non troppo
02. II. Larghetto
03. III. Rondo: Allegro
04. I. Allegro
05. II. Adagio
06. III. Rondeau: Allegro

CD 04 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor / Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 26
Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881)
Violin Concerto No 5 in A minor, Op 37

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kenneth Jean

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser

Misha Keylin – violin
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia

01. I. Allegro molto appassionato
02. II. Andante – Allegro non troppo
03. III. Allegro molto vivace
04. I. Prelude: Allegro moderato
05. II. Adagio
06. III. Finale: Allegro energico
07. I. Allegro non troppo – Moderato
08. II. Adagio
09. III. Allegro con fuoco

CD 05 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major / Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major, Op 6

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser

Ilya Kaler – violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser

01. I. Allegro non troppo
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
04. I. Allegro maestoso
05. II. Adagio espressivo
06. III. Rondo: Allegro spiritoso

CD 06 Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 / Lalo; Symphonie Espagnole
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61
Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Symphonie Espagnole, Op 21

Dong-Suk Kang – violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Antoni Wit

Marat Bisengaliev – violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Johannes Wildner

01. I. Allegro non troppo
02. II. Andantino quasi allegretto
03. III. Molto moderato e maestoso – Allegro non troppo
04. I. Allegro non troppo
05. II. Scherzando: Allegro molto
06. III. Intermezzo: Allegretto non troppo
07. IV. Andante
08. V. Rondo: Allegro

CD 07 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major / Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A Minor
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35
Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kenneth Jean

Ilya Kaler – violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Camilla Kolchinsky

01. I. Allegro moderato
02. II. Canzonetta: Andante
03. III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
04. Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

CD 08 Elgar: Violin Concerto in B Minor / Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 61
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 22

Dong-Suk Kang – violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Adrian Leaper

Marat Bisengaliev – violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Antoni Wit

01. I. Allegro
02. II. Andante
03. III. Allegro molto
04. I. Allegro moderato
05. II. Romance: Andante non troppo
06. III. Allegro con fuoco: Allegro moderato

CD 09 Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A Minor / Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 53

Henning Kraggerud – violin
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Bjarte Engeset

Ilya Kaler – violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Camilla Kolchinsky

01. I. Allegro moderato
02. II. Adagio di molto
03. III. Allegro, ma non tanto
04. I. Allegro ma non troppo
05. II. Adagio ma non troppo
06. III. Finale: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo

CD 10 Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 99
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19

Ilya Kaler – violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Antoni Wit

Tedi Papavrami – violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Antoni Wit

01. I. Nocturne
02. II. Scherzo
03. III. Passacaglia
04. IV. Burlesque
05. I. Andantino: Andante assai
06. II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo
07. III. Moderato – Allegro moderato – Moderato – Piu tranquillo

The essence of a concerto is the contrast and combination of a solo instrument with a larger instrumental ensemble. Having developed out of the Baroque concept of concerto grosso, the concerto genre was fully established in the eighteenth century, and many works dating from this period are still a key part of the repertoire today. The opportunity for virtuosic display from the soloist has resulted in the concerto becoming a vital musical force on the concert platform.
The violin concerto owes a great deal of its development to the technical achievement of performers, and to this day many works are renowned for their fierce technical demands. Indeed, many composers who have written for the instrument were superlative players themselves—Wieniawski and Paganini among them. The fascinating history and capabilities of the instrument can be traced through the compositions contained herein; from the gossamer threads of Vivaldi to the exhilarating fireworks of Prokofiev, via the lilting swagger of Lalo and Saint-Saëns and nationalistic panache of Sibelius and Glazunov.

The Great Classics series from Naxos is the perfect introduction to myriad genres of classical music. Comprising both complete and compiled selections from the greatest works in the repertoire, the boxes are bursting with wonderful pieces of music, both recognizable and unfamiliar. The boxes take the listener on a thrilling tour of some of the worlds most dramatic musical media, encompassing music from six centuries and featuring sensational performers. All boxes come with a fascinating booklet with detailed information on the genre itself, chronological placement of each work, and a comprehensive study of the music. A fitting celebration of 25 years of superb music from Naxos, the worlds favourite classical label.

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