Composer: Jean Sibelius, William Walton
Performer: Ida Haendel – violin
Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Number of Discs: 1 SACD-R
Bit Depth: 64 (2.8 MHz/1 Bit)
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Warner / Tower
Size: 2.65 GB
Scan: yes (cover)
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 /
Wiliam Walton: Violin Concerto 1975 – 1977 (2016)
Ida Haendel, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund
Jean Sibelius (1861-1957)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
01. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 I : Allegro moderato
02. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 II : Adagio di molto
03. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 III : Allegro, ma non tanto
William Walton (1902-1983)
04. Violin Concerto I : Andante tranquill
05. Violin Concerto II : Presto capriccioso a la napolitana
06. Violin Concerto III : Vivace
Definitive masterpiece of this song by Ida Handel, still highly acclaimed
The name recording of the analog heyday of 1975 finally became SACD. Featured reprint together with Walton!
Completed under the direction of Berglund, Ida Handel is the supreme Sibelius! One of her masterpieces, and the most right-wing performance among many stereo recordings of this song. The recording is also wonderful, and you can enjoy the sound quality of the old EMI label at the end of analog recording with SACD. For this reprint, a new mastering was performed separately for the SACD layer and the CD layer using a 96kHz / 24bit digital master from the home country master. It is a permanent storage board.
Ida Handel is from Poland and is currently the oldest active female violinist living in Florida, USA. Since his debut in Britain as a genius girl is in 1937, his performance activities span 80 years. In Japan, the names of Beethoven and Brahms’ violin concertos from the early days of LP records have been known for a long time on the famous board, but since they did not come to Japan for a long time, the subsequent release of the Japanese edition tended to be discontinued, so until the 1990s “ There was a time when it was called a “phantom female violinist.”
Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with Berglund, now known as a masterpiece of the work, was recorded in such a period, in 1975. Although the Japanese version LP was released, it quickly became out of print without much reputation. However, as you know, in the CD era, its true value has been recognized mainly by listeners, and it has been re-released frequently.
The skill of Ida Handel, learned from the renowned teacher Carl Fresh, is a combination of agility and stability, and phrasing is incredible. And I make the technique serve not only for the expression of one’s own personality but for the music. Here, she sings the breath and lyrical nature of the Nordic nature in the work in a mellow tone, while making the listener fully proficient in the technical phrases written by Sibelius. In the first movement, you can listen to her sound penetrating from a magnificent orchestra and show off her beautiful sounds and feats. is. Her cool rhythm, sparkling colors, and various emotional expressions in the final movement are unique to her.
On the other hand, Walton was recorded in 1977, but was not released in Japan for a long time, but was finally released on CD in 2012. She is known as a sweet and technical work dedicated to Heifetz, but she is not only clear of technical difficulties such as splendid jumping and heavy playing techniques, but also Walton in how to sing melody and draw sounds. The lyricism and emotions that seem to be exquisite are scrutinized and expressed, and you can listen to the famous performances that make you feel rich.