CARL REINECKE (1824-1910): Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 141, Symphony No. 1 in A, Op. 79, Romance for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 155, Prelude to Act IV of King Manfred, Op. 93.

Catalogue Number: 05I050

Label: CPO

Reference: 777 105

Format: CD

Price: $15.98

Description: Dating from 1858, the symphony's themes and harmonies recall Schumann and the orchestration Mendelssohn. The later concerto (1876) was written for Joachim. Not monumental at all but concentrating instead on cantabile and expressiveness, it is full of lovely melodies and pleases the more upon repeated hearing. It might have become a repertoire standard (like Reinecke's flute and harp concertos) except that violinists considered it Joachim's concerto and Joachim shortly turned to another work by a guy named Brahms. First recordings of the violin works. Ingolf Turban (violin), Bern Symphony Orchestra; Johannes Moesus.


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