EMI Testament - SBTLP1228 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Limited Edition
1st Time on Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue - Mono
Mastered at Abbey Road - Pressed in germany
Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes,cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 MOZART Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 'Turkish' Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire André Vandernoot Recorded in MONO
Recorded June 29 and 30, 1957, originally by EMI Music France. Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on Nov. 14, 1924, in the Ukraine. His father played the violin as an amateur and the sound so fascinated the boy that by age 3 he would not go to sleep unless he had the fiddle beside him. After age 5 he began taking lessons on the instrument. He made his first public appearance playing, at age 10. His official concert debut came playing the Brahams Concerto with the Moscow Philharmonic in 1941. For the celebrated violinist, his interpretation of the Beethoven Concerto was one of the glories of his era; none of his contemporaries played it with such consistent stylistic command or such intellectual and spiritual penetration.
Leonid Kogan; André Vandernoot, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Recording: 1957, Salle Wagram, Paris; Analog Mono Production
Producer: Norbert Gamsohn
This is the first of the five Beethoven studio recordings of this violin giants - and no, you will not find any original pressing, because there are none. EMI decided to withhold the recording since the introduction of stereo technology was imminent in 1957; Two years later, Kogan again played the concert under Constantin Silvestri, one of the most important recordings of the concert. The direct comparison between the former and the former is now striking on record: so (comparatively) easy, apparently spontaneously musically, the Russian masters have rarely heard, the lyric passages are of a special sweetness, and in the final flashes something like joy of life on!
Whether there was a special bond of mutual sympathy between the violinist and the Belgian conductor, whether Kogan was generally in a psychically particularly balanced condition, or whether the euphoria to record this particularly important concerto (next to that of Brahms) for the first time for the record Will not be reconstructed; This is an essential addition to the discography of one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century!
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61
Violinkonzert D-dur/Concerto pour Violon en ré majeur
I Allegro ma non troppo
III Rondo (Allegro)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Violin Concerto no.5 in A, K.219 'Turkish'
Violinkonzert Nr.5 a-DUR/Concerto No5 pour Violon en la majeur
I Allegro aperto
III Rondo (Tempo di Menuetto - Allegro)
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
conducted by/Dirigent/direction: André Vandernoot
Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.