BN.com Gift Guide

Romantic Violin Concertos

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
There is, of course, no shortage of Romantic-era violin concertos in the instrument's standard repertoire. None of them found with any regularity on the concert stage, however, hail from Denmark. This DaCapo album demonstrates that there are indeed examples that come to us from the Scandinavian country, and even that some of them are inexplicably excluded from the modern canon. Violinist Christina ?strand and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra begin the program with the strongest of the three: the "Violin Concerto in D minor" by Niels Gade. Premiered by none other than Joseph Joachim, the preeminent violinist of the time and close associate of Brahms, the concerto is ...
See more details below
Super Audio CD (SACD Hybrid)
$16.14
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$16.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Super Audio CD)
  • All (3) from $10.19   
  • New (3) from $10.19   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
There is, of course, no shortage of Romantic-era violin concertos in the instrument's standard repertoire. None of them found with any regularity on the concert stage, however, hail from Denmark. This DaCapo album demonstrates that there are indeed examples that come to us from the Scandinavian country, and even that some of them are inexplicably excluded from the modern canon. Violinist Christina Åstrand and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra begin the program with the strongest of the three: the "Violin Concerto in D minor" by Niels Gade. Premiered by none other than Joseph Joachim, the preeminent violinist of the time and close associate of Brahms, the concerto is filled with beautiful, sweeping melodies and Gade's trademark precision in orchestration and an idiomatic but not ostentatious treatment of the solo violin part throughout. Despite its key, the concerto is largely upbeat and optimistic. Though not quite on the level of concertos by some of his contemporaries, Gade's contribution is nevertheless an enjoyable composition that is certainly worthy of more widespread performance. The subsequent concertos by Peter Lange-Müller and Rued Langgaard do not make the same impact; melodies here are less memorable, and the interaction between soloist and orchestra is not as intricate. Langgaard's "Concerto" is a concerto in title only, with only one movement lasting less than 10 minutes and a minimally important solo part. Still, enthusiasts for uncommon literature are likely to find redeeming qualities. Åstrand's performance of all three concertos is unimpeachable; she plays with great conviction and passion, impeccable technique, clean intonation, and a beautiful, soaring tone throughout. DaCapo's SACD sound is especially spacious and clear.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Dacapo
  • UPC: 747313156269
  • Catalog Number: 6220562
  • Sales rank: 147,122

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.56 - Niels Gade & Christina Åstrand (26:58)
  2. 4–6 Concerto for violin and orchestra in C major, Op. 69 - Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller & Christina Åstrand (24:56)
  3. 5 Concerto in one movement for violin & orchestra - Rued Langgaard & Christina Åstrand (9:33)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christina Åstrand Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously