MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Prokofiev / Shostakovich: Violin Concertos No 1

 
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV / DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Prokofiev / Shostakovich: Violin Concertos No 1
Maxim Vengerov (violin) / London Symphony, Mstislav Rostropovich

[ Teldec / CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 20 May 2003

The supreme violinist of his generation - declared a talent "born once in a hundred years" by his first teacher - Maxim Vengerov both embodies and renews the great Russian tradition in the mastery of his instrument. This comprehensive collection - with Rostropovich, Abbado, Barenboim and Pappano among his partners - documents Vengerov's achievements over the first decade-and-a-half of his international career. As the New York Times wrote of his Sibelius: "Not even Heifetz ... achieved the fevered pitch that stamps Mr. Vengerov's performance from end to end."

Tracks:

Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No 1
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No 1