Artist : Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Charles Dutoit (cond), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Title : Saints-Saëns—Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
RELEASE DATE : 25. Apr. 2019
FORMAT : Vinyl
CAT NO : LP43113
DISC : 1
BARCODE : 8808678161137
Recorded : 20 Jan & 29 Apr 1977 Kingsway Hall
for Side 1
Producer: James Mallinson
Engineer: Colin Moorfoot & Simon Eadon
for Side 2
Producer: Christopher Raeburn
Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson & John Pellowe
- From the original masters of Universal Music.
- Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios.
- 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Pallas Group GmbH in Germany.
These four pieces fit very well together; the more especially because the two Saint-Saëns contributions, very similar in style, are on separate sides. For this particular programme is it difficult to think olf a more suitable soloist than Kyung-Wha Chung, whose finger-tips throw off the fireworks (or the approach shots to fireworks) with ease, and who affords the more melting passages (in better supply) a sweetness which suits them ideally. Perhaps there will be a few listeners who would like, reasonably, the Tzigane to have a bit more passion, a bit more fire. perhaps I would like it myself. But all of us are possibly up the wrong tree, for it may be that the final degree of fire and passion in the violin sound is there all the time, and that what the ear needs in this piece is a rather stronger recording of the soloist. This could well be, for the recorded balance is that of the concert-hall, and composers do often have in their mind’s ear (their scoring declares) a rather more forward balance for their string soloist than the concert-hall really allows. Gramophone
Saints-Saëns—Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
CHAUSSON: POÈME for Violin and Orchestra, Op.25 (16:33)
SAINT-SAËNS: INTRODUCTION AND RONDO CAPRICCIOSO for Violin and Orchestra, Op.28. (9:09)
SAINT-SAËNS: HAVANAISE for Violin and Orchestra, Op.83 (9:26)
RAVEL: TZIGANE for Violin and Orchestra (9:00)