The Best of Maxim Vengerov

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
Even though you get 11 CDs for your $75 here, you don't really get the promised "best of Maxim Vengerov." This box set merely collects a large amount of material from early in the Russian violinist's career -- not in itself a bad thing, for Vengerov was one of the hottest young violinists of the 1990s, with a fearsome technique and a good deal of symphony-hall charisma. The set augments a selection of Vengerov's studio recordings with live concerts, creating a set of materials that would probably be hard to bring together in any other way. But it is only Vengerov's recordings for Teldec that are compiled here. His relationship with that label ended in the year 2000, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
Even though you get 11 CDs for your $75 here, you don't really get the promised "best of Maxim Vengerov." This box set merely collects a large amount of material from early in the Russian violinist's career -- not in itself a bad thing, for Vengerov was one of the hottest young violinists of the 1990s, with a fearsome technique and a good deal of symphony-hall charisma. The set augments a selection of Vengerov's studio recordings with live concerts, creating a set of materials that would probably be hard to bring together in any other way. But it is only Vengerov's recordings for Teldec that are compiled here. His relationship with that label ended in the year 2000, and he has only kept raising the bar since then -- taking up the Baroque violin and touring with harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock, who also took up the modern grand piano and the viola, and delving into more unusual repertoire. On these 11 discs he runs straight up the middle of the violin repertory, with a preponderance of Russian material. Those enamored of this Russian star may want to have this set, but the general listener exploring his work is advised to make individual selections that better represent the various aspects of his work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 825646378029
  • Catalog Number: 63780
  • Sales rank: 335,680

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Marianne Kach (22:46)
  2. 5–7 Sonata for violin & piano No. 26 in B flat major, K. 378 (K. 317d) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Marianne Kach (18:07)
  3. 8–10 Sonata for violin & piano in F major - Felix Mendelssohn & Itamar Golan (23:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1–3 Sonata for violin & piano No. 9 in A major ("Kreutzer"), Op. 47 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Alexander Markovich (38:39)
  2. 4–6 Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 2 in A major ("Thun"), Op. 100 - Johannes Brahms & Alexander Markovich (21:22)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Polonaise (No. 1) de concert, for violin & orchestra in D major, Op. 4 - Henryk Wieniawski & Itamar Golan (5:18)
  2. 2 I palpiti, introduction & variations on "Di tanti palpiti" from Rossini's "Tancredi," for violin & orchestra, Op 13, MS 77 - Niccolò Paganini & Itamar Golan (10:50)
  3. 3 Légende, for violin & orchestra (or piano) in G minor, Op. 17 - Henryk Wieniawski & Itamar Golan (6:44)
  4. 4 Schön Rosmarin, for violin & piano - Fritz Kreisler & Itamar Golan (2:02)
  5. 5 Baal Shem: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra): 2. Nigun - Ernest Bloch & Itamar Golan (7:21)
  6. 6 Souvenir d'un lieu cher, for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42: 2. Scherzo - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Itamar Golan (3:45)
  7. 7 Souvenir d'un lieu cher, for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42: 3. Mélodie - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Itamar Golan (3:21)
  8. 8 Tambourin Chinois for violin & piano, Op 3 - Fritz Kreisler & Itamar Golan (3:49)
  9. 9 Theme and Variations, for violin & piano, I/10 - Olivier Messiaen & Itamar Golan (7:30)
  10. 10 Caprice Viennois for violin & piano/orchestra, Op.2 - Fritz Kreisler & Itamar Golan (3:56)
  11. 11 Caprice basque, for violin & piano, Op 24 - Pablo de Sarasate & Itamar Golan (6:57)
  12. 12 La Ronde des Lutins, scherzo fantastique for violin & piano, Op 25 - Antonio Bazzini & Itamar Golan (5:22)
Disc 4
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto No.1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21 - Niccolò Paganini & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (34:46)
  2. 2 Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 - Camille Saint-Saëns & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (8:49)
  3. 3 Havanaise, in E major for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 83 - Camille Saint-Saëns & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (9:33)
  4. 4 Carmen Fantasy for violin & orchestra - Franz Waxman & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (9:58)
Disc 5
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 26 - Max Bruch & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (23:59)
  2. 4–6 Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 - Felix Mendelssohn & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (27:27)
Disc 6
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 - Sergey Prokofiev & Marianne Kach (22:47)
  2. 4–7 Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (published as Op. 99) - Dmitry Shostakovich & Marianne Kach (39:32)
Disc 7
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Claudio Abbado (34:47)
  2. 4–6 Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82 - Alexander Glazunov & Claudio Abbado (19:40)
Disc 8
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 - Jean Sibelius & Daniel Barenboim (33:18)
  2. 4–7 Violin concerto, Op. 33 (FS 61) - Carl Nielsen & Daniel Barenboim (36:14)
Disc 9
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 - Sergey Prokofiev & Marianne Kach (28:44)
  2. 4–6 Violin Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129 - Dmitry Shostakovich & Marianne Kach (33:33)
Disc 10
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 - Johannes Brahms & Daniel Barenboim (39:51)
  2. 4–7 Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 - Johannes Brahms & Daniel Barenboim (21:57)
Disc 11
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto in A minor, B. 96/B. 108 (Op. 53) - New York Philharmonic & Antonin Dvorák (33:30)
  2. 4–6 Sonata for violin & piano in E minor, Op. 82 - New York Philharmonic & Edward Elgar (24:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maxim Vengerov Primary Artist
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