Frank Martin: Concertos

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
As fine as MDG's standard-issue disc of Frank Martin's concertos is, this Hybrid SACD version is even better, not only for the much clearer, multidimensional sound quality, but also because of the improved focus on the orchestral details and the heightened presence of the soloists. Violinist Michael Erxleben is especially clear in the "Violin Concerto" 1950-1951, and this is an important qualitative improvement, since the less-than-flashy violin part is often so deeply integrated with the orchestral textures that good audio separation is crucial. The mildly humorous "Concerto for seven wind instruments, timbales, percussion, and string orchestra" 1949 and the colorful, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
As fine as MDG's standard-issue disc of Frank Martin's concertos is, this Hybrid SACD version is even better, not only for the much clearer, multidimensional sound quality, but also because of the improved focus on the orchestral details and the heightened presence of the soloists. Violinist Michael Erxleben is especially clear in the "Violin Concerto" 1950-1951, and this is an important qualitative improvement, since the less-than-flashy violin part is often so deeply integrated with the orchestral textures that good audio separation is crucial. The mildly humorous "Concerto for seven wind instruments, timbales, percussion, and string orchestra" 1949 and the colorful, concerto-like ballet score "Danse de la peur" for two pianos and small orchestra 1936 offer vibrant orchestration and more accessible music than the twelve-tone "Violin Concerto," but these pieces are less challenging, less emotionally involving, and ultimately less rewarding. The Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur, under the leadership of Jac van Steen, is fully committed and technically honed, and the soloists are well balanced with the full ensemble in the realistic 5.1 surround-sound recording. But note that this SACD may not play on some CD players, despite the label's claim to the contrary.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Md&G Records
  • UPC: 760623128061
  • Catalog Number: 9011280
  • Sales rank: 154,032

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto - Frank Martin & Michael Erxleben (29:27)
  2. 4–6 Concerto for 7 wind instruments (timpani, percussion & string orchestra) - Frank Martin & Fabio di Casola (20:37)
  3. 5 Danse de la Peur, for 2 pianos & small orchestra (from the ballet "Die blaue Blume") - Frank Martin & Ferdinand Hodler (14:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jac van Steen Primary Artist
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