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1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1

Gil Shaham

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Violin Concerto, Op. 14  
1
I. Allegro
Samuel Barber; Gil Shaham; David Robertson; New York Philharmonic Orchestra
10:13
2
II. Andante
Samuel Barber; Gil Shaham; David Robertson; New York Philharmonic Orchestra
8:36
3
III. Presto in moto perpetuo
Samuel Barber; Gil Shaham; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; David Robertson
4:22
Violin Concerto  
4
Ia. Andante
Alban Berg; Gil Shaham; David Robertson; Staatskapelle Dresden
4:43
5
Ib. Allegretto
Alban Berg; Gil Shaham; Staatskapelle Dresden; David Robertson
6:47
6
IIa. Allegro
Alban Berg; Gil Shaham; Staatskapelle Dresden; David Robertson
7:02
7
IIb. Adagio
Alban Berg; Gil Shaham; Staatskapelle Dresden; David Robertson
8:38
Concerto funebre "To the Memory of an Angel"  
8
I. Introduktion (Largo)
Karl Amadeus Hartmann; Gil Shaham; Sejong Soloists
1:03
9
II. Adagio
Karl Amadeus Hartmann; Gil Shaham; Sejong Soloists
7:19
10
III. Allegro di molto
Karl Amadeus Hartmann; Gil Shaham; Sejong Soloists
7:54
11
IV. Choral (Langsamer Marsch)
Karl Amadeus Hartmann; Gil Shaham; Sejong Soloists
4:04
Concerto in D Major  
1
I. Toccata
Igor Stravinsky; Gil Shaham; David Robertson; BBC Symphony Orchestra
5:46
2
II. Aria I
Igor Stravinsky; Gil Shaham; David Robertson; BBC Symphony Orchestra
4:12
3
III. Aria II
Igor Stravinsky; Gil Shaham; David Robertson; BBC Symphony Orchestra
5:22
4
IV. Capriccio
Igor Stravinsky; Gil Shaham; David Robertson; BBC Symphony Orchestra
6:20
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 15  
5
I. Moderato con moto - agitato - Tempo primo
Benjamin Britten; Gil Shaham; Juanjo Mena; Boston Symphony Orchestra
9:41
6
II. Vivace - animando - largamente - Cadenza
Benjamin Britten; Gil Shaham; Juanjo Mena; Boston Symphony Orchestra
8:11
7
III. Passacaglia. Andante Lento (un poco meno mosso)
Benjamin Britten; Gil Shaham; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Juanjo Mena
14:47
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:05:00
The 1930s was an incredibly rich decade for the violin concerto, thriving on what was the uncertainty of the age. Over 30 violin concertos materialized across the decade with well over a dozen, from Stravinsky and Berg’s through to Barber’s and Britten’s concertos all commanding iconic status within the violinist’s repertory.

Gil Shaham is the leading violinist of his generation. He was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. In 2012, Gil was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” by Musical America, citing his “special kind of humanism”. Combine this “humanism” with a flawless technique and his generosity of spirit, and the musical results are nothing short of inspired.
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