Brahms Cycle Bernstein Violin COncerto-Double Concerto - BoxSet 5DVD - DVD 4/5[DVD9]
Classical | DVD | with complete scans (covers and booklet) | 6,87 Gb (DVD9) | DVD?s FULL No compression
Audio: PCM Stereo - DTS 5.1 | Relesase: October 9, 2007 | Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon
? Gidon Kremer in the Violin Concerto and Double Concerto (with Mischa Maisky) subsumes his usual analytical style and partakes of Bernstein's Romantic persona, producing splendidly expressive performances with long legato lines emphasizing the vocal, song-like Brahms. Maisky is a powerful performer on cello but holds back somewhat, allowing a softer, more expressive voice to shine through. Together, they produce a beautifully lyrical performance of the Double Concerto. Bernstein's romantic vision of this relatively lesser known concerto, which usually sounds slightly busy in its inner lines, allows Brahm's lovely melodic writing to shine. This is an exemplary recording of this somewhat problematic work. These recordings were made in the early 1980's and have proven staying power. They were originally released on CD by DGG two decades ago. It is wonderful to be able to see them. The video is digitally clear and free from artifacts, well filmed by Humphrey Burton. Sound in both PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 is clear, just slightly thinner than today's sound.
Bernstein's romantic vision and Kremer/Maisky's softer, more lyrical performance style are strongly recommended. ?
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 77
1.- Allegro nono tropo
3.- Allegro giocoso, ma non tropo vivace
Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor op. 102
6.- Vivace non tropo
GIDON KREMER, violin
MISCHA MAISKY, violoncello