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James Ehnes
Britten & Shostakovich

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
Violin Concerto op.15
Violinkonzert op. 15 · Concerto pour violon op.15
1 I Moderato con moto 9.57
2 II Vivace – Cadenza – 8.24
3 III Passacaglia: Andante lento (Un poco meno mosso) 12.53
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.77
Violinkonzert Nr. 1 a-moll op. 77
Concerto pour violon no1 en la mineur op.77
4 I Nocturne: Moderato 11.18
5 II Scherzo: Allegro 6.21
6 III Passacaglia: Andante 8.29
7 Cadenza 5.03
8 IV Burlesque: Allegro con brio – Presto 4.40

Total timing: 66.56
James Ehnes violin
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits

Catalogue No: ONYX4113

James Ehnes, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and its charismatic music director Kirill Karabits went directly to the studio to record these two great 20th-century concertos after performing them in concerts the Observer described as ‘extraordinary’. Of the Shostakovich, the paper went on to say ‘the brilliant James Ehnes … apparently encountering no technical problems in this hazardously difficult work, transmitted its mood of bitter melancholy and dry-eyed grief with alert, responsive support from the orchestra’.

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Title
Duration
MP3
1
Britten, Benjamin
Violin Concerto op.15 - I. Moderato con moto
9:57
2
Britten, Benjamin
Violin Concerto op.15 - II Vivace – Cadenza –
8:24
3
Britten, Benjamin
Violin Concerto op.15 - III Passacaglia: Andante lento (Un poco meno mosso)
12:53
4
Shostakovich, Dmitri
Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.77 - I Nocturne: Moderato
11:18
5
Shostakovich, Dmitri
Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.77 - II Scherzo: Allegro
6:21
6
Shostakovich, Dmitri
Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.77 - III Passacaglia: Andante
8:29
7
Shostakovich, Dmitri
Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.77 - Cadenza
5:03
8
Shostakovich, Dmitri
Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.77 - IV Burlesque: Allegro con brio – Presto
4:40

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1. Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto op.15 - I Moderato con moto
4:36
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2. Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto op.15 - II Vivace – Cadenza –
3:39
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3. Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.77 - I Nocturne: Moderato
5:11
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4. Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.77 - Cadenza
5:03
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5. Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.77 - IV Burlesque: Allegro con brio – Presto
4:40
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