Gold CD from Fone
Limited to 496 copies
Two genuine art pieces for orchestra and solo violin are on the program on this record: Astor Piazzolla's composition "Tanti Anni Prima" in a version for string orchestra and solo violin, and composer Leonard Bernstein's five-movement Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp and Percussion. Piazzolla's "Tanti Anni Prima" shows the grand master of tango nuevo of his tender, lyrical side, the turn of Italian violin virtuoso Salvatore Accardo and his Orchestra Da Camera Italiana will serve excellently. Bernstein's Serenade, however, is a virtuoso tour de force that demands not only a soloist but also a few strings and percussion machine operators. But Accardo proved himself as a soloist and as an orchestra conductor in top form. The transparent and detailed room-filling sound of this recording, making Bernstein's colorful arrangement here in addition, a special experience. The recording was purely analog Giulio Cesare Ricci absorbed through Neumann microphones at an Ampex two-track analog machine.
|Leonard Bernstein||Serenade Per violino, Archi, Arpa E Percussioni||1. Lento, Allegro||2. Allegretto||3. Presto||4. Adagio||5. Molto tenuto, Allegro molto vivace||Krzysztof Penderecki||Concerto Per Violino||6. Concerto per Violino|