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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64 - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Op. 35

Arabella Steinbacher, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Charles Dutoit

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Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, MWV O 14  
1
I. Allegro molto appassionato -
Felix Mendelssohn; Arabella Steinbacher; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Charles Dutoit
14:45
2
II. Andante -
Felix Mendelssohn; Arabella Steinbacher; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Charles Dutoit
9:10
3
III. Allegro molto vivace
Felix Mendelssohn; Arabella Steinbacher; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Charles Dutoit
6:02
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59  
4
I. Allegro moderato
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Arabella Steinbacher; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Charles Dutoit
20:15
5
II. Canzonetta. Andante
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Arabella Steinbacher; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Charles Dutoit
7:02
6
III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Arabella Steinbacher; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Charles Dutoit
10:46
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:00
This release arguably features the two greatest concertos ever written for the violin, performed by one of the most brilliant violinists of her generation, together with one of the finest orchestras under the baton of one of the world’s foremost conductors. After waiting for a long time to record these concertos with the perfect collaborators, Arabella Steinbacher didn’t waste any chance to shine with heartfelt enthusiasm and bravura. She produces such a pure, yet fierce sound that it allows the music to speak in an immediate, translucent way. Recorded in September 2014 in the magnificent Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande seems totally at home with the repertoires and performs with great confidence led by Charles Dutoit, who is vivid, rhythmic and clear in his direction.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – PentaTone Studio Masters

This album has been recorded at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland in September 2014.
Executive producer: Job Maarse
Recording producer: Job Maarse
Balance engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording engineer: Roger de Schot
Editing: Erdo Groot
Audio recording & Postproduction: Polyhymnia International B.V.
Liner notes: Franz Steiger
English translation: Fiona J. Stroker-Gale
Photos Arabella Steinbacher: Peter Rigaud
Design: Joost de Boo
Product manager: Angelina Jambrekovic
Violin: The Booth Stradivari (1716), generously provided to Ms. Steinbacher by the Nippon Music Foundation.

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