A showcase of varied violin concertos delivered with panache

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February 2019
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Brahms/Dvořák/Mendelssohn/Prokofiev

‘So many remarkable violinists have filed past over recent years that it’s easy to forget that Joseph Swensen is one of the best. There’s an impressive level of excellence throughout – Swensen is adaptable to moods between and within concertos.

Linn’s always excellent work with the SCO gilds the lily with sound that’s true to this splendid ensemble.

 

Brahms/Dvořák/Mendelssohn/Prokofiev

Brahms: Violin Concerot, etc.; Dvořák: Violin Concerto, Czech Suite; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Symphony No. 3, etc.; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2, Symphony No. 1, etc.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Joseph Swensen (violin)

Linn CKR 614  261:16 mins (4 discs)

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