Prokofiev, Gruenberg: Violin Concertos

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The people who have been collecting the various installments in the Naxos Great Violinists series released to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jascha Heifetz will have already snatched up the most intriguing release to date: a coupling of his first recording of the Prokofiev G Minor Concerto with the recording of the concerto written for him by Louis Gruenberg.

Heifetz's version of the Prokofiev made with the Boston Symphony and Charles Munch was one of his finest stereo recordings, but this one, made in 1937 with the Boston Symphony conducted by Serge Koussevitzky, is even finer. Even through the dim acoustics -- made as ...

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Barnes & Noble - Jim Svejda
The people who have been collecting the various installments in the Naxos Great Violinists series released to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jascha Heifetz will have already snatched up the most intriguing release to date: a coupling of his first recording of the Prokofiev G Minor Concerto with the recording of the concerto written for him by Louis Gruenberg.

Heifetz's version of the Prokofiev made with the Boston Symphony and Charles Munch was one of his finest stereo recordings, but this one, made in 1937 with the Boston Symphony conducted by Serge Koussevitzky, is even finer. Even through the dim acoustics -- made as bright as they have ever been by the incomparable Mark Obert-Thorn -- Koussevitzky brings both an intensity and an authority to the proceedings that no other conductor could match, while Pierre Monteux and his San Francisco Symphony are equally persuasive accomplices in the Gruenberg.

Written for Heifetz during three weeks of 1943, this attractive, tuneful, eager-to-please work -- composed under the shadow of Gershwin's Concerto in F -- may have begun to show its age. Yet as long as its dedicatee is playing, it remains a fascinating time capsule of the period and shows a charming side of the violinist's personality that is often overlooked in the flurry of perfect notes.

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  • Release Date: 3/20/2001
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 636943194225
  • Catalog Number: 8110942

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Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 - Sergey Koussevitzky & Sergey Prokofiev (23:56)
    Composed bySergey Prokofiev
    Conducted bySergey Koussevitzky
    Performed bySergey Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra
    1. 1Allegro Moderato
    2. 2Andante Assai
    3. 3Allegro Ben Marcato
  2. 4–6 Concerto for violin & orchestra, Op 47 - Louis Gruenberg & Jascha Heifetz (38:14)
    Composed byLouis Gruenberg
    Conducted byPierre Monteux
    Performed byPierre Monteux, San Francisco Symphony
    1. 4Movement 1
    2. 5Movement 2
    3. 6Movement 3
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jascha Heifetz Violin, Primary Artist
Sergei Aleksandrovich Kusevitskii Conductor
Pierre Monteux Conductor
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