Brahms: Violin Concerto; Overtures; Alto Rhapsody
Arthur Grumiaux; Aafje Heynis; Eduard van Beinum
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4429788
Barcode
00028944297881
Format
1-CD
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77*
Academic Festival Overture
Tragic Overture
Rhapsody for alto, chorus & orchestra, Op. 53**

Arthur Grumiaux, violin*
Aafje Heynis, contralto**
Royal Male Choir ‘Apollo’**
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Eduard van Beinum

Recording information

Recording producer: Jaap van Ginneken
Recording engineers: Henk Jansen, Kees Huizinga, Willem van Leeuwen* (*Concerto, Overtures)
Recording locations: February 1958 (Alto Rhapsody); July 1958 (Violin Concerto), September 1958 (Overtures)

Reviews

‘Simply put, Grumiaux’s 1958 recording of the Brahms concerto is superb… With an hour and a quarter of excellent music-making, intelligently coupled and priced at the bottom of the market, how can you possibly pass this up?’ MusicWeb

‘Highly recommended’ Fanfare

‘Grumiaux is on superb form in the concerto: this is an immensely cultivated and refined reading…The Academic Festival Overture is ardent, rhythmically exciting and utterly compelling, as is the Tragic Overture. Finally, there is Heynis’s rapt, beautifully sung account of the Alto Rhapsody’ International Record Review