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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 - Sérénade mélancolique, Op. 26 - Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34 - Souvenir d'un lieu cher

Julia Fischer, Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg

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Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59  
I. Allegro moderato
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
II. Canzonetta. Andante
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
Sérénade mélancolique, Op. 26
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
Valse - Scherzo, Op. 34
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Julia Fischer; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42  
No. 1. Méditation
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Julia Fischer; Yakov Kreizberg
No. 2. Scherzo
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Julia Fischer; Yakov Kreizberg
No. 3. Mélodie
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Julia Fischer; Yakov Kreizberg
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:00
"Orchestral Choice. There isn’t an aspect of any of these works in which this world-class virtuoso fails to excel ... superbly natural ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

ECHO Klassik Award - Instrumentalist of the Year (Violin), 2007

"Four Stars ... sonically potent ... sweet midrange miking has captured Fischer’s velvet or pungent 1750 instrument in high definition."
- Audiophile Audition

"Editor's Choice ... she is greatly helped by the conducting of Kreizberg with the Russian National Orchestra, both taut and sympathetic, with an ideal balance which allows the soloist the widest range of dynamic ... Fischer again demonstrates what a great and distinctive artist she is."
- Gramophone

"There are any number of reasons to like this ... foremost among them, of course, is the impeccable beauty and accuracy of Julia Fischer’s playing ... a beautiful performance, reinforced by Kreizberg’s sensitive accompaniment and a more beautiful sounding wind section than I thought I’d ever hear in a Russian orchestra. Another reason to like this disc is PentaTone’s sonics ... highly recommended."
- Fanfare

Julia Fischer and her regular collaborators, the Russian National Orchestra and conductor Yakov Kreizberg, deliver this Tchaikovsky programme including his popular Violin Concerto, a true showcase for Fischer's virtuosity. The album is rounded out with other pieces, notably the intimate Souvenir d’un lieu cher, featuring Kreizberg alone at the piano accompanying Fischer.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording venues: DZZ Studio 5, Moscow (1-5), 4/2006
MCO Studio 5, Hilversum (6-8), 4/2006
Executive Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Producers: Job Maarse (1-5), Sebastian Stein (6-8)
Balance Engineers: Erdo Groot (1-5), Jean-Marie Geijsen(6-8)
Recording Engineer & Editor: Sebastian Stein
Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, Schoeps mk25, DPA 4006, with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: Custom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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