Posts tagged as "boris-belkin"

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1

May 25, 2016

Two Russian violin concertos together on a single disc. The performances are staggering, to say the least… just try the finale of the Tchaikovsky to get an idea (which, incidentally, is released complete for the first time on CD). The brooding, expansive Shostakovich makes an ideal foil to the highwire Tchaikovsky, its meditative Passacaglia worth […]

The Best of Tchaikovsky

April 29, 2016

A brilliant collection of some of Tchaikovsky’s most moving and most exciting moments. Continuing Eloquence’s popular ‘Best Of’ series – ideal for the newcomer.

Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; The Love of Three Oranges – Suite

April 29, 2016

Here, for the first time on CD, are Boris Belkin’s sizzling accounts of the two Prokofiev Concertos. Kirill Kondrashin was meant to conduct them both but his untimely death meant that Rudolf Barshai had to step onto the podium to conduct the Second. As a coupling you have a veritable Hi-Fi Spectacular – few recordings […]

Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1; R. Strauss: Violin Concerto

April 29, 2016

If you think the three pieces on this disc make odd bedfellows, just listen to the opening of the finale of the Paganini, skip to the finale of the Strauss and then go into the Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo. Sparkling wit and virtuosity abound and what’s more, the Paganini receives its first release on CD (outside Taiwan), […]