I heard sections of a new recording by violinist Maxim Vengerov yesterday. Wow! What a surprise that was. Yes, some older recordings are occasionally played, but this turns out to be Mr. Vengerov’s first new album in five years following a sabbatical from the violin in favor of conducting.
Here is my Spotify playlist titled “Hank’s Vengerov” of music from Mr. Vengerov’s earlier recordings:
Vengerov will release his new recording of Bach and Beethoven on January 14th 2013.
This CD is a live recording of Vengerov’s first recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in almost 20 years; the concert took place on April 5, 2012 and also featured the accompanying pianist, Itamar Golan.
Included on the disc are Bach’s Partita No 2, Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No 1 and Wieniawski’s very difficult showpiece, the Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op 16.
Here is the track listing:
1. Partita No. 2 In D minor for solo violin BWV1004: Allemanda
2. Partita No. 2 In D minor for solo violin BWV1004: Corrente
3. Partita No. 2 In D minor for solo violin BWV1004: Sarabanda
4. Partita No. 2 In D minor for solo violin BWV1004: Giga
5. Partita No. 2 In D minor for solo violin BWV1004: Ciaccona
6. Violin Sonata No. 9 In A Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’: Adagio sostenuto – Presto
7. Violin Sonata No. 9 In A Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’: Andante con variazioni
8. Violin Sonata No. 9 In A Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’: Presto
9. (Encore) Scherzo-Tarantelle Op.16
10. (Encore) Hungarian Dance No. 1 In G minor
Here is the Sibelius Violin Concerto with Maxim Vengerov, violin, and Daniel Barenboim, conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
And next, here is the Handel Violin Sonata in D Major, performed by Mr. Vengerov:
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