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Yehudi Menuhin - Bach: Violin Concerto/ Robert Masters Chamber Orchestra/ Christian Ferras


Speakers Corner (His Master's Voice)



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AHMV 346
EAN: 4260019715982
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When sound recordings of important works from the early years of stereophony still remain significant to this day, then one really ought to investigate the audible reasons for their durability. Hereby, it is unnecessary to comment on the importance of Bach's masterworks for violin and orchestra. Rather more, the music lover is invited to listen to the passionately fervent performer Yehudi Menuhin. Just how the soloist and Festival Chamber Orchestra succeed in transforming the score into unreservedly impressive music is absolutely unique.

Menuhin's violin sings out bright and clear, without seeming cool, and remains powerful even in the piano passages. In the A minor Concerto the soloist and lively, circling continuo are well balanced and attuned to one another, and carry the musical proceedings along together. Christian Ferras proves himself to be on a par with Menuhin in the Double Concerto, in which the violins play along in a lively chiaroscuro. Instinctively the protagonists discover an ideal rapprochement between romantic emotion and baroque directness, which makes this recording so valuable and timeless. Two top EMI employees - producer Peter Andry and sound engineer Robert Gooch — must be expressly named here for setting down so authentically this event in London's Kingsway Hall for posterity.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: October 1958, September and December 1959 by Neville Boyling
Production: Peter Andry


Violin Concerto In A Minor, BWV.1041
Allegro Assai
Double Concerto In D Minor, BWV.1043
Largo Ma Non Tanto
Concerto In E Major, BWV.1042
Allegro Assai

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Outstanding pressing and mastering

posted on 11/23/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Juan
This is a 1960 recording on modern instruments. In terms of interpretation for me is a very good one. But the sound of this pressing is the best that I've heard by quite a big margin. I have the Hi-Q Records 2011 version. This SC record is superior in every aspect. Soundsatage bigger, wider, deeper a taller. The tonality of the instruments are better, as well the microdinamics. The rhythm is easier to follow due to absolutely silent pressing. Anothes plus point over the HI-Q version. It is a pity that this Speakers Corner record is about to be OOP

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