℗ 2011 Challenge Classics

Dvořák: Violin concerto - Gershwin: An American in Paris

Liza Ferschtman, Mario Venzago, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam

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"Liza Ferschtman plays with astonishing command, accuracy and firepower (there really isn't a flaw anywhere) ... brings plenty of fiery passion to one lyrical passage after another ... Venzago and the orchestra deliver deft, immaculate, one-size-fits-all performances ..."
- Classic FM

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Violin concerto in A Minor op. 53  
Allegro ma non troppo-Quasi moderato
Antonín Dvořák; Liza Ferschtman; Mario Venzago; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam
Adagio ma non troppo
Antonín Dvořák; Liza Ferschtman; Mario Venzago; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam
Finale. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
Antonín Dvořák; Liza Ferschtman; Mario Venzago; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam
An American in Paris
George Gershwin; Liza Ferschtman; Mario Venzago; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    51:59
"... a fine recording ... it is for (Ferschtman’s) playing that you will want this ... she doesn’t disappoint. Tender phrasing and drama both intensely quiet and lyrical as well as in full flight are all features of a fine performance. These are excellent players ... I’ve been happy to make its acquaintance ... rich in superb individual qualities as it is."
- MusicWeb International

Liza Ferschtman presents a beautiful, passionate rendition of Dvořák's intriguing Violin concerto together with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Mario Venzago on this release. The interesting programme also includes An American in Paris, a symphonic poem, or perhaps better termed a free rhapsody for an expanded orchestra. Although Gershwin had not meant it as programme music and certainly not as an autobiographical work, it clearly shows features of both.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Challenge Classics Studio Masters

Artistic manager: Sven Arne Tepl, NedPhO
Executive producer: Anne de Jong
Recorded at: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam The Netherlands Recording dates: 20 – 22 April 2011
Recording Producer, Mix & Editing: Bert van der Wolf
Recorded & Mastered by: NorthStar Recording Services
A&R Challenge Records International: Wolfgang Reihing
Liner notes: Kees Wisse
Translations: Barbara Gessler, Carol Stennes (Muse translations)
Booklet editing: Wolfgang Reihing
Cover photo: Merlijn Doomernik
Art direction: Marcel van den Broek, New Art

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