Directed By – Lisa Batiashvili. Engineer – Michael Brammann. Orchestra – The Georgian Chamber Orchestra (tracks: 1 to 6), The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (tracks: 7 to 9). Photography By – Mat Hennek. Producer – Philipp Nedel. Violin – Lisa Batiashvili.
Album · 2008 · 9 Songs. By Sulkhan Tsintsadze - Lisa Batiashvili & Georgisches Kammerorchester. Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61. By Ludwig van Beethoven - Lisa Batiashvili & Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. 7.
On this recording she solos paired by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (for Beethoven) and the Georgian Chamber Orchestra (for Tsintsadze), ensembles which she is conducting too on this occasion. The result of these collaborations is actually seductive, with a more colorful flavor in Georgian repertoire. Her Beethoven is dramatic, tense, stylistically unimpeachable, somehow restrained and self-effacing at the same time, paying a special attention to detail and atmosphere. A well-balanced version, rather intensely classical than burning romantic!
Not that violin playing of such control and purpose can ever be entirely run of the mill; just that something more distinctive and fresh was expected. The fillip is six arrangements for violin and orchestra by Batiashvili's father (also a violinist) of pieces from Sulkhan Tsintsadze's set of miniatures originally composed for string quartet. They are a pleasant mix of folksy dances and yearning melodies, a bit like Bartók's folksong arrangements, and Batiashvili plays them with dash and affection. Whether they sit entirely comfortably alongside the Beethoven concerto is a different matter.
To top if off, Batiashvili functions as her own accompanist, leading the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with a deft sense of partnership. Batiashvili has cunningly preceded her Beethoven recording with a set of six short pieces by Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze called, appropriately enough, Miniatures arranged for violin and orchestra by the soloist's father and accompanied by the Georgian Chamber Orchestra, also under the soloist's direction.
Directed By – Lisa Batiashvili. This CD is CD 43 of 50 Great Recordings and not an individual release. Recorded 2007 (7-9), 2008 (1-6).
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 - Larghetto.
Beethoven - Violin Concerto. Lisa Batiashvili (violin and direction). Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Georgian Chamber Orchestra. this recording can unquestionably be ranked among the finest ever made. appeal and draw the very best from Batiashvili and the Georgian Chamber Orchestra. Not that violin playing of such control and purpose can ever be entirely run of the mill; just that something more distinctive and fresh was expected.
|Miniatures / Miniaturen / Miniatures|
|Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 61 / Violinkonzert D-Dur, Op. 61 / Concerto Pour Violon En Ré Majeur, Op. 61|
|7||Allegro Ma Non Troppo||24:38|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony BMG Music Entertainment
- Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
- Arranged By – Tamas Batiashvili (tracks: 1 to 6)
- Cadenza – Fritz Kreisler (tracks: 7 to 9)
- Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven (tracks: 7 to 9), Sulkhan Tsintsadze* (tracks: 1 to 6)
- Directed By – Lisa Batiashvili
- Engineer – Michael Brammann
- Orchestra – The Georgian Chamber Orchestra* (tracks: 1 to 6), The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen* (tracks: 7 to 9)
- Photography By – Mat Hennek
- Producer – Philipp Nedel
- Violin – Lisa Batiashvili
NotesThis CD is CD 43 of 50 Great Recordings and not an individual release.
Recorded 2007 (7-9), 2008 (1-6).
|88697334002||Beethoven* / Tsintsadze* - Lisa Batiashvili, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen*, The Georgian Chamber Orchestra*||Beethoven* / Tsintsadze* - Lisa Batiashvili, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen*, The Georgian Chamber Orchestra* - Violin Concerto / Miniatures (CD, Album)||Sony Classical||88697334002||Europe||2008|