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