Julia Fischer plays Russian Violin Concertos | Pentatone PTC5186591

Julia Fischer plays Russian Violin Concertos

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Label: Pentatone

Cat No: PTC5186591

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 22nd September 2017



This remarkable album marked the recording debut of German violinist Julia Fischer as well as the beginning of her extraordinary partnership with Russian-born conductor Yakov Kreizberg, which resulted in numerous Pentatone releases before the conductor’s untimely death in 2011.

Together they tackle three Russian violin concertos which have been tragically overlooked, shedding new light on these masterpieces.

The best-known work on the album is Serge Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1, a tour de force which features Prokofiev’s satirical tendencies and lyrical talents in equal parts. Rounding out the selection is Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor, a triumph of Russian Romanticism which Fischer clearly relishes in this performance, declaring that the work was “absolutely delightful and rewarding for the instrument.”

A truly stunning debut album. The violin concertos of Khachaturian, Prokofiev and Glazunov are preserved in timeless beauty.

“Julia Fischer was about twenty-one when she made these recordings, which is all the more astonishing because in each work her interpretive acumen, sense of maturity and all-encompassing technique are qualities one associates with a seasoned master of this kind of challenging repertory.” - Classical Net, May 2017

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