Kreutzer: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 6 & 7

Album cover art for upc 761203520626
Label: CPO
Catalog: 555206-2
Format: COMPACT DISC

Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim; Breuninger, Laurent Albrecht; Handschuh, Timo

Kreutzer’s Violin Concertos Vol. 2. Ten years after our release of the first album featuring violin concertos by Rodolphe Kreutzer, we are now releasing his Concertos Nos. 1, 6, and 7, again in interpretations by Laurent Albrecht Breuninger. Even today Kreutzer continues to be ranked with the great violin virtuosos of his time and along with Viotti, Rode, and Baillot is regarded as a central figure of the French violin school. As FonoForum wrote of Vol. 1 in 2011, Breuninger “does outstanding justice to the virtuosic demands. He adds brilliant polish to his solos, absolutely in a manner reminiscent of Paganini.” Kreutzer wrote his nineteen violin concertos during his active years as a virtuoso. After he had found it necessary to abandon his solo career in 1810, he did not compose a single other such work. Although the concertos adhere to the traditional three-movement design, they contain numerous innovative elements, formal surprises, motivic-thematic interdependencies, and genial ideas. 

Price: $25.98