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The Best of Maxim Vengerov ()

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composed by Alexander Glazunov, Antonin DvorŠk, Antonio Bazzini, Camille Saint-SaŽns, Carl Nielsen, Dmitry Shostakovich, Edward Elgar, Ernest Bloch, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Waxman, Fritz Kreisler, Henryk Wieniawski, Jean Sibelius, Johannes Brahms, Max Bruch

Even though you get 11 CDs for your $75 here, you don't really get the promised "best of Maxim Vengerov." This box set merely collects a large amount of material from early in the Russian violinist's career -- not in itself a bad thing, for Vengerov was one of the hottest young violinists of the 1990s, with a fearsome technique and a good deal of symphony-hall charisma. The set augments a selection of Vengerov's studio recordings with live concerts, creating a set of materials that would probably be hard to bring together ...

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  1. Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24
  2. Sonata for violin & piano No. 26 in B flat major, K. 378 (K. 317d)
  3. Sonata for violin & piano in F major, MWV Q26
  4. Sonata for violin & piano No. 9 in A major ("Kreutzer"), Op. 47
  5. Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in A major ("Thun"), Op. 100
  6. Polonaise (No. 1) de concert, for violin & orchestra in D major, Op. 4
  7. I palpiti, introduction & variations on "Di tanti palpiti" from Rossini's "Tancredi," for violin & orchestra, Op. 13, MS 77
  8. Lťgende, for violin & orchestra (or piano) in G minor, Op. 17
  9. SchŲn Rosmarin, for violin & piano
  10. Baal Shem: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra): 2. Nigun
  11. Souvenir d'un lieu cher, for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42: 2. Scherzo
  12. Souvenir d'un lieu cher, for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42: 3. Mťlodie
  13. Tambourin Chinois, for violin & piano, Op. 3
  14. Theme and Variations, for violin & piano, I/10
  15. Caprice Viennois, for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 2
  16. Caprice basque (Capricho vasco), for violin & piano, Op. 24
  17. La Ronde des Lutins, scherzo fantastique for violin & piano, Op. 25
  18. Violin Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21
  19. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28
  20. Havanaise, for violin & piano (or orchestra) in E major, Op. 83
  21. Carmen Fantasy, for violin & orchestra
  22. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
  23. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  24. Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19
  25. Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (published as Op. 99)
  26. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
  27. Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82
  28. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
  29. Violin Concerto, FS 61 (Op. 33)
  30. Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
  31. Violin Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129
  32. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
  33. Sonata for violin & piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
  34. Violin Concerto in A minor, B. 96/B. 108 (Op. 53)
  35. Sonata for violin & piano in E minor, Op. 82
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The Best of Maxim Vengerov
2007, Warner Classics

UPC: 825646378029

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