This is Volume 3 in our series of orchestral works by Miklós Rózsa. The composer’s unique musical voice was highly influenced by his Hungarian roots, and his works often dazzle with virtuosity. The BBC Philharmonic and Rumon Gamba here pull out all the stops to play these works with the precision and passion they require. Jennifer Pike, an exclusive Chandos artist, joins them...(展开全部) This is Volume 3 in our series of orchestral works by Miklós Rózsa. The composer’s unique musical voice was highly influenced by his Hungarian roots, and his works often dazzle with virtuosity. The BBC Philharmonic and Rumon Gamba here pull out all the stops to play these works with the precision and passion they require. Jennifer Pike, an exclusive Chandos artist, joins them in the Violin Concerto. The Theme, Variations and Finale was completed in Paris during 1933. The initial idea, a melancholy oboe theme, came to Rózsa as he was leaving Budapest to settle in Paris. He had made his farewells to his family – it was the last time he would ever see his father – and the somber occasion no doubt left its mark on this work. Premiered by Charles Munch in Duisburg in 1934, the work proved so successful that it was quickly taken up by Bruno Walter, Eugene Ormandy, and Leonard Bernstein. The Concerto for String Orchestra was composed in New York during 1943. Rózsa had just completed his score for Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book and felt the need to write something non-cinematic; this Concerto was the result. The underlying theme is muscular, brutal, and aggressive: no doubt a reflection of a world in the midst of war. Every year Rózsa would take a three-month holiday from the film studios in order to compose music for the concert hall. The Violin Concerto was written in 1953, during one such break, for the violinist Jascha Heifetz, who collaborated with the composer on details of it. About seventeen years later, Rózsa adapted the work for his soundtrack to the film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (For Jascha Heifetz), Op. 24 1 I Allegro non troppo ma passionato. - Poco animato - 13:09 2 II Lento cantabile - Poco animato - Tempo I - Poco animato - Più largamente - 9:35 3 III Allegro vivace - Tempo I - Poco meno allegro - Meno mosso 8:29
Concerto for String Orchestra, Op. 17 4 I Moderato, ma risoluto ed energico - Un poco mosso - Ancora più mosso - Meno mosso - 8:34 5 II Lento con gran espressione - Un poco più largamente - 7:18 6 III Allegro giusto - Un poco più mosso - Più vivo - Ancora più vivo - Meno mosso ma non troppo adagio - 7:54
Theme, Variations and Finale For Orchestra, Op. 3 7 Theme. Andante rubato 0:36 8 Variation I. Poco animato ed al rigore di tempo - L'istesso tempo 1:30 9 Variation II. Allegro scherzando 1:10 10 Variation III. Un poco meno allegro ma sempre molto energico - Più allegro 1:13 11 Variation IV. Moderato con gran espressione 3:37 12 Variation V. Vivo con spirito - Vivace 1:14 13 Variation VI. Andante quasi pastorale - Tranquillo 2:58 14 Variation VII. Allegro molto agitato e tumultuoso 1:17 15 Variation VIII. Moderato e molto giusto - Largamente e molto pesante - Più mosso 1:32 16 Finale. Vivace - Più animato - Tempo di Vivace - Più mosso e sempre agitato - Meno mosso e molto largamente - Vivacissimo 4:16