Grumiaux's wonderful 1957 performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Concertgebouw and Eduard van Beinum, coupled with the first release on CD of Van Beinum's recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 2. Two radiant works in glorious performances coupled on Eloquence. Grumiaux's violin doesn't suffer as much as the orchestra in this monoaural environment - his sterling tone thankfully comes through crystal clear throughout the concerto performance. In the second symphony van Beinum is very much in tune with Beethoven's idiom, and the orchestra plays with all the virtuosity and explosiveness that a Beethoven symphony demands - their playing is vivacious and expressive.
Arthur Grumiaux (violin). Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum. Catalogue No: ELQ4800428. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. Arthur Grumiaux (violin). Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36. Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827). Conductors. Beinum, Eduard van. Groups & Artists.
Violin Concerto in D, O. 7 - 1. Allegro non troppo. Arthur Grumiaux, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum, Johannes Brahms. Arthur Grumiaux, Eduard van Beinum, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Johannes Brahms.
Beethoven, Arthur Grumiaux, Eduard van Beinum - Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 2 (CD, Comp, Mono, RM). Decca, SBS (3). 480 0428. Tchaikovsky, Anthony Collins (2), Eduard van Beinum. Tchaikovsky, Anthony Collins (2), Eduard van Beinum - Capriccio Italien, Francesca Da Rimini, Romeo And Juliet, The Nutcracker Suite (CD).
Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, in 1806. Its first performance by Franz Clement was unsuccessful and for some decades the work languished in obscurity, until revived in 1844 by Joseph Joachim. Since then it has become one of the best-known violin concertos. Beethoven had previously written a number of pieces for violin and orchestra.
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12/1 Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 12/2 Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 12/3 Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23. CD 4 : Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 The Spring Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30/1 Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30/2. Arthur Grumiaux – violon, Clara Haskil – piano Lamoureux Concert Association Orchestra, Jean Fournet Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Eduard Van Beinum Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Moralt, Bernhard Paumgartner.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 1. Allegro ma non troppo cadenza: Fritz Kreisler 23:53 2. Larghetto 8:54 3. Rondo (Allegro) 8:58 MAX BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, O. 6 4. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) 8:31 5. Adagio 7:15 6. Finale (Allegro energico – Stringendo poco a poco – Presto) 7:18. Grumiaux already had recorded this concerto with Eduard Van Beinum and the same orchestra in June 1957, but not in stereo. The Grumiaux/Davis recording has been issued several times in stereo but now we have it in the original four-track version. Coupled with the Beethoven we have Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Philharmonia Orchestra directed by Heinz Wallberg which was recorded in London’s Wembly Brent Town Hall in September 1973. Again, a glorious performance, with wonderfully natural sonics. IsraCloud 1 IsraCloud 2.
|Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 61||(41:45)|
|1||I Allegro Ma Non Troppo||23:47|
|3||III Rondo (Allegro)||8:50|
|Symphony No. 2 In D Major. Op. 36||(34:25)|
|4||I Adagio Molto - Allegro Con Brio||12:20|
|6||III Scherzo (Allegro)||3:38|
|7||IV Allegro Molto||6:42|