Prokofiev Violin Concertos No. 1 & No. 2

Arabella Steinbacher, Russian National Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Composed in an extraordinarily tumultuous time, Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto is a work with a long and complicated genesis and reception history. In 1915, Prokofiev completed his studies at the St Petersburg Conservatory, where he had gained a reputation as a highly original talent who enjoyed nothing more than giving a jolt to the established musical order. The First Piano Concerto, which he himself had performed with none other than Serge Koussevizky, had already delivered him the prestigious Rubinstein Prize, and it was not long before the European music world was abuzz with his name. In Paris, he met the famed impresario of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev, as well as his protegé, one Igor Stravinsky. And although Prokofiev and Stravinsky would never truly become friends, his Sacre left an indelible impression on the young composer.

Tracklist

1.
Violin Concert No. 1 - Andantino
10:30
2.
Violin Concert No. 1 - Scherzo - Vivacissimo
04:02
3.
Violin Concert No. 1 - Moderato-Allegro moderato-Pi? tranquillo
09:18
4.
Violin Concert No. 2 - Allegro moderato
11:26
5.
Violin Concert No. 2 - Andante assai-Allegretto-Andante assai
10:09
6.
Violin Concert No. 2 - Allegro, ben marcato
06:23
7.
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 115 - Moderato
05:15
8.
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 115 - Theme - Andante dolce
00:28
9.
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 115 - Variation 1
00:28
10.
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 115 - Variation 2 - Scherzando
00:26
11.
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 115 - Variation 3 - Andante
00:32
12.
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 115 - Variation 4
00:37
13.
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 115 - Variation 5
00:40
14.
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 115 - Con brio-Allegro precipitato
04:11

Total time: 01:04:25

Additional information

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PTC5186395

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Mastering Engineer

Erdo Groot, Matthijs Ruijter

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Joop Maarse

Recording Engineer

Erdo Groot, Jean Marie Geijsen, Roger de Schot

Recording location

Grand Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date April 17, 2015

Press reviews

BBC Music Magazine

“Steinbacher shapes the glorious melody in the opening movement [of the First] with great tenderness and affection and throughout the work there is a real sense of her interaction with conductor Vasily Petrenko and the highly responsive Russian National Orchestra.”

International Record Review

“Admirers of this gifted young artist will need no second bidding to acquire this latest recording of hers, for she plays all three works with love and affection

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