Brahms - Nathan Milstein - Fistoulari - Violin Concerto - 1962 Huge Tone Classical LP
Brahms - Nathan Milstein - Fistoulari - Violin Concerto
Label: Angel Records
Format: Vinyl, LP
As with the rest of this Angel Record series, inner sleeve is an off white with cellophane center.
Record: VG+ VG++ has some slight wear ( listen)
A First Movement
B1 Second Movement
B2 Third Movement
Conductor Anatole Fistoulari
Violin Nathan Milstein
Nathan Milstein's performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto is magnificent. He captures the poetry and drama of the music all at the same time. He plays with a wonderfully rich but subtle tone and handles the enormous technical difficulties as it were childs play. Most importantly the music sounds natural, there are no annoying mannerisms. But this is no ordinary performance, it is Brahms of the highest order.
In fact, this is my favorite recording of the Brahms, largely because of Milstein's combination of knowing musicianship coupled with his HUGE tone; Fistoulari and the Philharmonia give him a magnificent accompaniment.
Milstein's technique and interpretation are bulletproof. In this recording Milstein's playing is more intense in the outer movements, more lyrical in the Adagio. No question in my mind, this is the Brahms/Milstein to get if you're going to have just one.
Nathan Milstein - Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77
I love the shaping of the lines by Nathan and the orchestra, the verve with which they play and just the overall musicianship.
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