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Beethoven: Violin Concerto - Romance No. 1 - Romance No. 2

Takako Nishizaki, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenneth Jean

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Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61  
I. Allegro ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takako Nishizaki; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Kenneth Jean
II. Larghetto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takako Nishizaki; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Kenneth Jean
III. Rondo. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takako Nishizaki; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Kenneth Jean
Romance No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takako Nishizaki; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Kenneth Jean
Romance No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takako Nishizaki; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Kenneth Jean
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:54
Nishizaki’s spontaneous performance is a match for many by more famous names ... her playing is individual yet unselfconscious. The digital recording is excellent, with resonant, spacious orchestral sound."
- The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music

This album dedicated to the works of Beethoven showcases the violin, performed by award-winning soloist Takako Nishizaki with the Slovak Philharmonic under conductor Kenneth Jean. Beethoven's Violin Concerto is his only completed concerto for the instrument. The two Romances for violin and orchestra were earlier works, possibly written as slow movements for a violin concerto that had been started some years earlier but was never finished. They both have a perfection of their own and remain a significant part of the solo violin concert repertoire.
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Recorded at the Reduta Concert Hall in Bratislava in July, 1988
Producer: Günter Appenheimer
Music Notes: Keith Anderson

2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry
2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme and Anne-Marie Sylvestre 2xHD
Graphics: André Perry and Sylvie Labelle

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