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James Ehnes
Elgar Violin Concerto etc

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
Violin Concerto in B minor op.61
Violonkonzert h-moll
Concerto pour violin en si mineur
1 I Allegro                         17.36
2 II Andante                     12.22
3 III Allegro molto             18.54
 
Serenade for strings, op. 20
Serenade pour cordes
Serenade fur Streicher
 
4 I Allegro piacevole             3.26
5 II Larghetto                      5.42
6 III Allegretto                     3.08
 
James Ehnes violin
Philharmonia Orchestra
Andrew Davis conductor
 
Total time: 61.08

Gramophone Concerto Award 2008

Catalogue No: ONYX4025

GRAMOPHONE CONCERTO AWARD 2008
 
Sure to be one of the outstanding recordings for Elgar anniversary year, this quite outstanding Violin Concerto was recorded live in May at two performances given during the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Elgar series under the direction of outstanding Elgarian Sir Andrew Davis.
 
Davis has performed the Violin Concerto with many players over the years (though this is his first recording of it) and maintains that Ehnes "is the finest of them...he actually plays what Elgar wrote and so musically!"
 
Classical Source wrote: "inspired a newly refreshed love for a familiar work. His intonation was impeccable, his control of the differing emotional elements was impressive and the end was truly magnificent, a fitting climax to a memorable interpretation." (17 May 2007) 
 
Ehnes gets better and better. Still only 30 this young Canadian is increasingly being recognised as one of the 4 or 5 most complete violinists on the planet. His previous ONYX release of Barber, Korngold and Walton Violin Concertos (ONYX4016) was universally praised, including Record of the Week in the Daily Telegraph and “an outstanding release in every way” from Edward Greenfield in Gramophone

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Elgar, Edward
Violin Concerto in B minor op.61: I Allegro
17:36
2
Elgar, Edward
Violin Concerto in B minor op.61: II Andante
12:22
3
Elgar, Edward
Violin Concerto in B minor op.61: III Allegro molto
18:53
4
Elgar, Edward
Serenade for strings op. 20: I Allegro piacevole
03:25
5
Elgar, Edward
Serenade for strings op. 20: II Larghetto
05:39
6
Elgar, Edward
Serenade for strings op. 20: III Allegretto
03:08

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1. Violin Concerto in B minor op.61: I Allegro
01:13
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2. Violin Concerto in B minor op.61: I Allegro (end)
01:00
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3. Violin Concerto in B minor op.61: II Andante
01:07
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4. Violin Concerto in B minor op.61: III Allegro molto
01:20
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5. Violin Concerto in B minor op.61: III Allegro molto (end)
01:00
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