Sir Georg Solti conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 4 & Violin Concerto

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: Beethoven
WORKS: Symphony No. 4; Violin Concerto
PERFORMER: Mischa Elman (violin); London Philharmonic Orchestra/Georg Solti
CATALOGUE NO: 480 6595 (1950)


Mischa Elman’s mellifluous, expressively generous, expansive style and the driven, fiercely literal young Georg Solti are a weird mismatch in the Violin Concerto. The Symphony is exciting, in a ruthless kind of way.


Stephen Johnson