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Artist : Ion Voicou (violin),  Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos (cond), The London Symphony Orchestra

Title :  Mendelssohn, Bruch - Violin Concertos


RELEASE DATE : 10.. Dec. 2020

FORMAT : Vinyl

CAT NO : LP43173


BARCODE : 8808678161731


• From the original analogue masters of Universal Music 

• Audiophile analogue mastering by John Webber at Air Studios in London  

• 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Pallas Group GmbH in Germany

• SXL 6184



Producer: John Mordler 

Engineer: James Lock 

Recorded at Kingsway Hall, 17,18&20 Feb 196


Ion Voicou appears to have most of the solo violinist’s desirable virtues. His technique is admirably assured (no scrapes or smudges in the finale of the Bruch Concerto); his tone is sweet and clear (no misplaced soupiness in the Andante of the Mendelssohn); his phrasing throughout is ample and long-breathed... the orchestral contribution is very good indeed and so is the recording. Gramophone


The Mendelssohn and Bruch Concertos seem to be made for each other, and have always remained a favoured pairing. The recordings date from 1965, and are two of the finest readings I have ever come across. Nicely paced, Voicu projects a warm, luscious and pure tone. Technically accomplished, they are dispatched with elegance, polish and refinement. Portamenti are tasteful and used sparingly for expressive effect. This is notably so in the lyrical passages of the Bruch. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos provides admirable support, as he did for Menuhin in the Mendelssohn Concerto six years later in 1971, again with the LSO.  Music Web International

Mendelssohn, Bruch - Violin Concertos

  • Track List

    Side 1

    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

    Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64

    A1 Allegro molto appassionato

    A2 Andante

    A3 Allegro molto vivace


    Side 2

    Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26

    B1 Vorspiel - Allegro moderato

    B2 Adagio

    B3 Finale (Allegro energico)

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