2004年，茱莉亚‧费雪在PentaTone录制首张个人专辑「俄罗斯小提琴协奏曲辑 (PTC5186059)」，发行之后大获好评，并获得留声机杂誌2005年一月号的「编辑严选奖Editor’s Choice」，也入选美国TAS发烧天碟。自此费雪在演奏舞台之外，展开一帆风顺的录音工作。到2010年为止，她在PentaTone已发行十张录音，曲目包括巴哈、莫札特、孟德尔颂、舒伯特、布拉姆斯和柴可夫斯基等作品，可说是张张精采，同时获得乐迷和乐评的青睞。
German violinist Julia Fischer is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability and as an exceptionally gifted artist, reflected in the numerous awards and effusive reviews she has received for both her live performances and recordings, including being named 'Artist of the Year' at The Gramophone Awards in 2007 and 'Instrumentalist of the Year' at the 2009 MIDEM Classical Awards. PentaTone is pleased to present this collection of her critically acclaimed recordings of Mozart's Violin Concertos, packaged together. The set also includes her recording of the Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat, K.364, as well as a bonus DVD with exclusive video from Fischer's recording sessions.
大提琴：Herre Jan Stegenga
Yakov Kreizberg cond. Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
首席Concert Master：Gordan Nikolic
Julia Fischer, violin
Gordan Nikolic, concert master
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Yakov Kreizberg, conductor
Imagine a world-class soloist who, after performing Saint-Saens's Violin Concerto No. 3, puts down the violin and returns after intermission to play Grieg's Piano Concerto. That’s exactly what Julia Fischer did two years ago with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie in Frankfurt, Germany.
Fischer, while known primarily as an accomplished violinist with a busy international career, has also played the piano since childhood, and in this program, the then-24-year-old saw no reason not to show off both skills (Decca recently released a DVD of the concert). Her achievement puts her in select company, with Mozart being the prime example of a virtuoso pianist who could also play a mean fiddle (in his case, the keyboard became his main calling card on stage).
It’s no surprise then that Fischer has a particular affinity for Mozart’s music, as our Album of the Week highlights. This 3-CD set gathers her previously released performance of Mozart’s concertos, along with her recording of the Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat, K.364, and a bonus DVD featuring video from Fischer's recording sessions.
While fairly popular, Mozart’s Violin Concertos are hardly among the composer’s most profound masterpieces. Nevertheless, the music shows a player’s understanding of the instrument and its technique as well as a youthful elegance and energy. These qualities are brought to life through Fischer's light and lean sound, her poised phrasing, and her quick but subtly deployed vibrato. The vivacious outer movements of the Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 particularly show a sensitivity to nuance and detail and Fischer's own cadenzas in certain movements only add to the music’s sparkle and wit. Conductor Yakov Kreizberg draws superb playing from the Dutch ensemble.
From 2005 to 2007, Munich-based violinist (and pianist, as evidenced by her 2008 concert in which she was soloist for both the Grieg Piano Concerto and the Saint-Saëns Third Violin Concerto) Julia Fischer recorded the Mozart violin concertos, as well as the Sinfonia concertante and Concertone, an Adagio and two Rondos for violin and orchestra. She was joined by the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, violinist and violist Gordan Nikolic, and the late conductor Yakov Kreizberg.
All these performances, recorded using Super Audio technology, but also playable on standard CD players, have been re-released in a new 3-CD package by Pentatone. At first release, they all received glowing reviews, not only for Fischer’s solo performances, but for the rich, yet transparent accompaniment by the orchestra.
This new compilation also includes a DVD with rehearsal and recording footage. It’s a fitting tribute to Mozart’s violin music, and to the conductor, who died just a few days ago at age 51.
01. Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, K. 207: Allegro moderato
02. Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, K. 207: Adagio
03. Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, K. 207: Presto
04. Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211: Allegro moderato
05. Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211: Andante
06. Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211: Rondeau (Allegro)
07. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major (‘Turkish’) K. 219: Allegro aperto
08. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major (‘Turkish’) K. 219: Adagio
09. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major (‘Turkish’) K. 219: Rondeau (Tempo di menuetto)
01. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: Allegro
02. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: Adagio
03. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: Rondeau (Allegro – Andante – Allegretto – Allegro)
04. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218: Allegro
05. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218: Andante cantabile
06. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218: Rondeau (Andante grazioso)
07. Adagio for violin & orchestra in E major, K. 261
08. Rondo for violin & orchestra in B flat major, K. 269 (K. 261a)
01. Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d): Allegro maestoso
02. Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d): Andante
03. Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d): Presto
04. Rondo for violin & orchestra in C major, K. 373
05. Concertone for 2 violins, oboe, cello & orchestra in C major, K. 190 (K. 186E): Allegro spiritoso
06. Concertone for 2 violins, oboe, cello & orchestra in C major, K. 190 (K. 186E): Andantino grazioso
07. Concertone for 2 violins, oboe, cello & orchestra in C major, K. 190 (K. 186E): Tempo di menuetto (Vivace)
Exclusive video from Fischer's recording sessions
Total playing time, 194 minutes.
DVD running time, 25 minutes.