Bruch, Korngold: Violin Concertos – Arabella Steinbacher, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Lawrence Foster (2013) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Bruch, Korngold: Violin Concertos / Chausson: Poeme – Arabella Steinbacher, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Lawrence Foster (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:08 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: Grande Auditório of the Calouste, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, July 2012

Arabella Steinbacher has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading violinists on the international concert scene, where her mastery of the violin frequently joins forces with the world’s major symphony orchestras. The New York Times summed up her playing as follows: “Balanced lyricism and fire – among her assets are a finely polished technique and a beautifully varied palette of timbres.”

Steinbacher’s feeling for the timeless melodies on this CD runs as deep as her technical command is great. The result is lyricism of the highest order. The album opens with a lush arrangement of Max Bruch’s much-loved, yet surprising, Violin Concerto No. 1, followed by two exquisite pieces: Chausson’s Poème and Steinbacher’s acclaimed interpretation of Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Violin Concerto in D Op. 25
1 Moderato nobile 9. 59
2 Romance – Andante 9. 18
3 Finale – Allegro assai vivace 7. 49
Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Poème for Violin and Orchestra Op. 25
4 Lento misterioso-Animato-Allegro 16. 37
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26
5 Vorspiel. Allegretto moderato 8. 47
6 Adagio 9. 34
7 Finale. Allegro energico 7. 57

Arabella Steinbacher, violin
Orquestra Gulbenkian
Lawrence Foster, conductor