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Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky / Anton Stepanovich Arensky
Philippe Quint / Arensky Quartet

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

SACD hybride | Avanti | 5414706104323 | AVANTI 10432 | 08-14

About the album

Celebrated American violinist Philippe Quint is back with an outstanding new release in an unique pairing of Tchaikovsky's popular Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 together with Arensky’s seldom recorded String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35 dedicated to the memory of Tchaikovsky.
 
To bring out the necessary tonal palette of this masterpiece, Philippe Quint is supported by the superb Slavic blend of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra masterfully led by Martin Panteleev and recorded in surround sound by avanticlassic’s team. Included as a bonus track in this edition, the third movement is recorded twice: once in Tchaikovsky’s original score and once in the controversially condensed version by Leopold Auer.
 
The String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35, for violin, viola and two cellos benefits from an incredible line-up of internationally acclaimed soloists. Winner of the first Pablo Casals Competition - cellist Claudio Bohórquez, a recent BBC’s New Generation Artist - cellist Nicolas Altstaedt  and the winner of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award as member of the Aronowitz Ensemble - violist Lily Francis.

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Der gefeierte amerikanische Violinist Philippe Quint legt sein neues Album vor, eine einmalige Paarung von Tschaikowskis populärem Violinkonzert in D-Dur (Op. 35) mit Arenskis bislang eher selten eingespielten Streichquartett Nr. 2 in a-Moll (Op. 35), welches Tschaikowski gewidmet ist.
 
Um die ganze tonale Bandbreite von Tschaikowskis Meisterwerk darzustellen, wird Philippe Quint vom superben Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra unter der meisterhaften Leitung von Martin Panteleev unterstützt, das den „slawischen Sound“ so richtig zum Ausdruck bringt. Außerdem wurde die CD vom Avanticlassic-Team im Surround Sound aufgenommen.
Als Bonus finden Sie auf diesem Album den dritten Satz gleich doppelt: zum einen das Original Tschaikowskis, zum anderen die umstrittene Kurzfassung von Leopold Auer.
 
Das Streichquartett Nr. 2 a-Moll (Op.35) für Violine, Viola und zwei Violoncellos profitiert von einem unglaublichen Aufgebot international gefeierter Solisten, darunter der erste Preisträger des Pablo-Casals-Wettbewerbs, der Cellist Claudio Bohórquez, der BBC New Generation Artist Nicolas Alstaedt (ebenfalls Cello) sowie die Gewinnerin des Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award (als Teil des Aronowitz Ensembles) Lily Francis (Viola).

Tracklisting
    • 1
      Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
      I. Allegro moderato
       
      19:02
      Composer: Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky, Anton Stepanovich Arensky
    • 2
      Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
      II. Canzonetta. Andante
       
      06:32
      Composer: Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky, Anton Stepanovich Arensky
    • 3
      Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
      III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo (Cadenza Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky)
       
      10:35
      Composer: Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky, Anton Stepanovich Arensky
    • 4
      Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
      III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo (Cadenza Leopold Auer)
       
      09:51
      Composer: Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky, Anton Stepanovich Arensky
    • 5
      String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35,
      I. Moderato
       
      10:59
      Composer: Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky, Anton Stepanovich Arensky
    • 6
      String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35,
      II. Variations sur un thème de P. Tchaikovski. Moderato
       
      13:32
      Composer: Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky, Anton Stepanovich Arensky
    • 7
      String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35,
      III. Finale. Andante sostenuto
       
      04:25
      Composer: Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky, Anton Stepanovich Arensky
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