Schumann: Cello Concerto (Diary 2016-05-03)

Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129, in the new recording with Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, directed by Pablo Heras-Casado, compared to legacy recordings with Gregor Piatigorsky & Sir John Babirolli / London Philharmonic Orchestra (1934) and Mstislav Rostropovich & Gennadi Rozhdestvensky / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (1961)


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Schumann: Violin Concerto (Diary 2016-05-01)

Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D minor (WoO 1 [H/K WoO 23]), in the new recording with Isabelle Faust and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, directed by Pablo Heras-Casado, compared to a recording with Christian Tetzlaff and Paavo Järvi / RSO Frankfurt


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Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A major, op.69

Comparing recordings with the following artists: Casals/Schulhof (1930), Fournier/Schnabel (1947), Fournier/Gulda (1959), Fournier/Kempff (1965), Harrell/Ashkenazy (1987), Isserlis/Levin (2012), Maisky/Argerich (1993), Perényi/Schiff (2004),
Queyras/Melnikov (2013), Rostropovich/Richter (1961), Wispelwey/Komen (1991), Wispelwey/Lazić (2004)


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Brahms: Violin Sonata No.2 (Diary 2015-10-17)

Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.100, in 3 interpretations: Henryk Szeryng & Arthur Rubinstein (1960) / Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang (2013) / Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov (2015)


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Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, op.61

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, op.61 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Batiashvili (2007), Busch/Busch (1942), Faust/Abbado (2010), Francescatti/Walter (1961), Grumiaux/Galliera (1966), Heifetz/Munch (1955), Huberman/Szell (1934), Jansen/Järvi (2009), Kennedy (2007), Kopatchinskaja/Herreweghe (2009), Kreisler/Blech (1926), Kremer/Harnoncourt (1992), Menuhin/Furtwängler (1947), Milstein/Szell (1964), Mullova/Gardiner (2002), Oistrakh/Gauk (1952), Oistrakh/Cluytens (1959), Stern/Bernstein (1959), Szeryng/Schmidt-Isserstedt (1965), Suk/Konwitschny (1962), Tetzlaff/Zinman (2005), Zehetmair/Brüggen (1997)


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20th Century Violin Concertos (Diary 2014-05-28)

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto Nr.2 in G minor, op.63 — Kopatchinskaja; Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D — Kopatchinskaja; Bartók: Violin Concerto No.1, Sz.36 / BB 48a & Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112 / BB 117 — Faust vs. Kopatchinskaja; Eötvös: Violin Concerto “Seven” — Kopatchinskaja; Ligeti: Violin Concerto — Kopatchinskaja


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