Brahms - Violin Concerto - Giulini - Chicago Symphony Orchestra on 180g Import LP from Hi-Q Records
Cut from the Original Analog EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios
1979 Grammy Award Winner for Best Engineered Classical Album!
Carlo Maria Giulini conducts violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a Grammy Award-winning performance of Johannes Brahms' three movement Violin Concerto. The recording was captured on November 30 and December 1, 1976 at the Medinah Temple, Chicago, by the legendary team of producer Christopher Bishop and engineer Christopher Parker.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analog master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analog pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional "advance" playback head, ensuring a completely analog process. Pressed on 180g vinyl LP to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. Featuring the original album artwork, this recording is not otherwise generally available in any format.
"This strikes me as being an exceptionally fine performance, drawing one deeper into the music at each new hearing... Giulini and Perlman clearly know what they are about. More than ever before I am aware of the extent and reach of Brahms's writing for the solo violin, of the grave, persistent line of the music...Perlman and Giulini have given us an account of the Concerto which will, I am sure, gratify and move many Brahmsians, and more especially those who see the music of this great composer cast in a grave, heroic mould." - Richard Osborne, Gramophone (November 1977)
Johannes Brahms (composer)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Brahms - Violin Concerto - Giulini - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Track Listing:
1. First movement: Allegro non troppo (cadenza: Joachim)
2. Second movement: Adagio
3. Third movement: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace