add to wish list | library


67 of 67 recommend this,
would you recommend it?

yes | no

 
 
Label:
  PentaTone Classics - http://www.pentatonemusic.com/
Serial:
  PTC 5186 064
Title:
  Mozart: Violin Concertos - Fischer/Kreizberg
Description:
  Mozart: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in G K216, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 in D K218, Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E K261, Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in B flat K269

Julia Fischer (violin)
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Yakov Kreizberg (conductor)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Orchestral
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  DSD
Recording info:
 

read discussion | delete from library | delete recommendation | report errors
 
Related titles: 10 show all


 
Reviews: 5 show all

Site review by Polly Nomial October 11, 2006
Performance:   Sonics:  
The text for this review has been moved to the new site. You can read it here:

http://www.HRAudio.net/showmusic.php?title=3286#reviews

Site review by Castor February 14, 2006
Performance:   Sonics:  
The text for this review has been moved to the new site. You can read it here:

http://www.HRAudio.net/showmusic.php?title=3286#reviews

Review by threerandot April 10, 2008 (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
Julia Fischer plays with sensitivity and mastery in this recording of Mozart's Violin Concertos in G and D, plus two equally enjoyable fill-ups!

The Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 opens with a light and airy Allegro, followed by the tender and passionate Adagio. Just listen to those strings and winds! The Concerto closes with the bouncy Rondeau.

Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 also opens with an Allegro which seems to present some technical challenges which the soloist is more than capable of handling. Listen for horns and winds underscoring the action. The Andante cantabile is just like an opera aria, filled with sweet longing. The concerto closes with a jubillant Rondeau.

The Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K.261 is the first of two movements that Mozart used as substitutes in his concertos at different times. Julia's tone sings with a sweet and tender passion and this really shows how much Mozart wanted his concertos to have the qualities of opera arias.

The Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in B flat, K.269 closes the disc with light and bouncy rhythms. I think I can hear more of Haydn's influence on Mozart here than in the rest of the disc.

Ms. Fischer has always had a light, singing tone and this is to the advantage in this collection of works for violin by Mozart. Filled with grace and good humor, this is another great Pentatone release for Julia Fischer and Yakov Kreizberg. The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra are a wonderful group of players and their contribution should not go unnoticed.

Although the recording venue may seem a little large at first for these works, it soon becomes apparent that the open acoustic actually seems to enhance the intimacy of these performances. I might appreciate a slight more warmth around the sound, but this is a quibble when these works are played so beautifully. Highly recommended.

(This review refers to the Multichannel portion of this disc.)

Was this review helpful to you?  yes | no

 
Works: 4  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Adagio in E major for Violin & Orchestra, K. 261
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rondo in B flat major for Violin & Orchestra, K. 269/261a
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218