EMI Testament - SBTLP 1225 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - 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.
Do not be surprised - the same combination of repertoire, orchestra and conductor already exists in the catalog Testament (SSAX1744). But the band copy of the British EMI was used at the time; Now the original master was discovered in Paris, and this actually sounds significantly warmer and fuller, which in particular supports the tone of Kogan's violin. It is surprising that the UK version, released in 2012, has already sounded better than when it was only released in mono-released original editions ... - Here is another review of the musical content:
Two more exceptional Kogan interpretations contain this testament re-edition. It is true that the Russian-Romanian team Kogan / Silvestri is not quite able to take the Mendelssohn Concerto off to his own radiant joy, but where the opportunity is, they make use of the opportunity for pain. The good conquers in the final, but as easily as you are accustomed to, the path is not here: happiness does not exist without its opposite. The recording of the purchase is theoretically safe to attack, but in actual hearing hardly any more ... Leonid Kogan's legendary belcanto qualities come to the fore in the recording of the third Mozart concert!
The head-set, already conceived as an operatic scene, has been created for it, and the violin part has rarely been felt as a human voice as here. And if this recording does not correspond to a modern Mozart picture, it may be more appropriate to the spirit of the work than to a later attempt in historical performance. There is certainly also more melancholy under- and overtones than others, but the Mozart character remains untouched ...
Leonid Kogan Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K.216 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op.64 Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatiore Constantin Silvestri conducts
Leonid Kogan violin
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Conducted by Constantin Silvestri
19.11.1959, . But then the band copy of the British EMI has been used; Now the original master was discovered in Paris, and that sounds really significantly warmer and fuller, which primarily supports the tone of Kogan Violin. Amazingly this is the sense that the 2012 published UK version already light years better sound than than the original pressing Weiland just published in mono ... - Here again, our review of the musical content:
Two other exceptional Kogan interpretations contains these Testament reissue. Although it is possible the soul mate Russian-Romanian team Kogan / Silvestri not quite, the Mendelssohn Concerto remove its inherent radiant joy, but where there is the possibility, they take the opportunity to pain. The good wins in the finals, but as easily as you are used to it, is the way to go here not: Happiness does not exist without its opposite. The work considers in theory certainly vulnerable, the actual hearing but barely ... Leonid Kogan legendary bel canto qualities come fully in the recording of the third Mozart concerto for supporting!
The first movement, thought in his system already as an opera scene is created for it, and rarely do you have the violin part so perceived as human voice as here. And like this recording also a modern image of Mozart do not meet: you will the spirit of the work might be more equitable than many a later attempt in historical performance practice. There are certainly more melancholy here under- and overtones than in others, but the Mozart-character remains untouched ...
Violin Converto No. 3 in G, K. 216
I. Allegro – Cadenza – Tempo I
II. Adagio – Cadenza – Tempo I
III. Rondo (Allegro – Andante – Allegretto – Tempo I)
Violin Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op. 64
I. Allegro molto appassionato
III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace