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Russian Violin Concertos: Khachaturian - Prokofiev - Glazunov

Julia Fischer, Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg

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Violin Concerto in D Minor  
1
I. Allegro con fermezza
Aram Il'yich Khachaturian; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
14:54
2
II. Andante sostenuto
Aram Il'yich Khachaturian; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
12:28
3
III. Allegro vivace
Aram Il'yich Khachaturian; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
9:16
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19  
4
I. Andantino - Andante assai
Sergey Prokofiev; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
10:09
5
II. Scherzo. Vivacissimo
Sergey Prokofiev; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
3:37
6
III. Moderato - Allegro moderato - Piu tranquillo
Sergey Prokofiev; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
8:14
Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82  
7
I. Moderato —
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
4:19
8
II. Andante —
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
10:29
9
III. Allegro
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
5:40
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    79:06
"Four Stars ... sparkling performances ... packed to the gills with great music ... in state of the art sound too. You couldn’t go wrong with this one."
- Audiophile Audition

"Nothing seems too difficult (for Fischer) ... ably partnered by Yakov Kreizberg, who led the Russian National Orchestra with splendid energy and an attention to detail."
- Fanfare

"... the most soulful reading of the (usually neglected) Khachaturian on record. (In) the Prokofiev First Violin Concerto, Fischer and the engineers reveal the piece's inner workings ... a model recording and indispensable."
- The Absolute Sound

"Fischer raises this generous collection of popular Russian violin concertos to a high level ... (her) soaring lyricism and exacting staccatos are always intrinsic to the music ... she plays from the heart and her range of tone colour, inflexions and dynamics are perfectly attuned to the music. Kreizberg secures a buoyant and detailed response from the Russian National Orchestra ... superbly recorded, not least the wholly natural balance afforded her with the orchestra ..."
- ClassicalSource.com

This debut album from violinist Julia Fischer was recorded when she was only in her early twenties, yet it won Germany's coveted ECHO Klassik Award. It was an auspicious start for the rising star; this collection of three contrasting Russian violin concertos by Khatchaturian, Prokofiev and Glazunov, recorded with the Russian National Orchestra under Yakov Kreizberg became a top seller in Germany, received international praise and attention and launched Fischer's career.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Job Maarse
Producers: Sergei Markov & Rick Walker
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer: Carl Schuurbiers
Editing: Carl Schuurbiers, Sebastian Stein, Erdo Groot
Recorded at DZZ Studio 5, Moscow May 12th & 13th, 2004

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, DPA 4006 & DPA 4011 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: Custom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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