Josef Suk: Romance

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Label: SUPRAPHON
Catalog: SU4000
Format: CD

Josef Suk - Violin

Beethoven: Romances Nos. 1 & 2 for violin and orchestra Berlioz: Reverie et Caprice, Op. 8 Dvorak: Romance in F minor, Op. 11 Fibich: Romance in B fl at major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 10 instrumantation Anatol Provazník Svendsen: Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26 Tchaikovsky: Sérénade Mélancolique for Violin & Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22: Romance

Suk showcases the best of the Romantic Era Violin repertoire!
When the violin maestro Josef Suk, celebrating his 80th birthday this year, recorded for Supraphon a CD of Antonin Dvorak's and Josef Suk's chamber works (SU 3976-2) last year, the reviewers marvelled at the album's intimate mood, tone and interpretational directness. These attributes are also characteristic of his latest release, "Romance". On these 30-year-old recordings, Suk is backed by the two finest Czech orchestras. The album is abounding in the very qualities synonymous with Suk's illustrious name: the beautiful, mellow and cultivated tone of his Stradivarius, sparkling technique and depth of feeling. These pieces by Czech and foreign composers are as though tailored to Suk's virtuosity.

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