VIEUXTEMPS: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 4

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1 I. Allegro moderato (Violin Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 10) 24:20 44.1/16 Album only
2 II. Introduction: Adagio (Violin Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 10) 3:07 44.1/16 Album only
3 III. Rondo: Allegretto (Violin Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 10) 13:01 44.1/16 Album only
4 I. Andante - Moderato (Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31) 10:27 44.1/16 Album only
5 II. Andante religioso (Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31) 6:33 $1.49 Buy
6 III. Scherzo: Vivace (Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31) 4:43 $1.49 Buy
7 IV. Finale marziale: Andante - Allegro (Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31) 8:16 44.1/16 Album only

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Making his concert debut in Brussels at the age of eight, and with an equally successful concerto appearance in Paris the following year, Henry Vieuxtemps was hailed as the successor to the great Paganini. Eager to add to his violin repertoire, he was to compose seven concertos, the technical demands made on the soloist reflecting his own brilliant technique. The First Concerto, which came second in order of composition, was premiered to great success in St. Petersburg in 1840, and was soon performed throughout Europe. The Fourth was completed eleven years later, and drew from Berlioz the comment, �a magnificent symphony for orchestra with principal violin�, reflecting the desire of Vieuxtemps to elevate his concertos to works of symphonic proportions.

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Fasten your seat-belts, and prepare for an exciting journey through some of the most fiendish technical difficulties yet devised for the virtuoso violinist. Composed in the mid-19th century, these are works that demand incredible feats of dexterity, and in the scintillating American violinist, Misha Keylin, they have found a supreme master. The orchestras don't have a great deal to do, but they do it well. Forget price connotations, Keylin's firebrand brilliance is absolutely priceless. - David Denton, Yorkshire Post, May 2000