The Art of Arthur Grumiaux Episode 2

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On this episode:
focus on Grumiaux's performances of the violin concertos of Mendelssohn, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Berg, Stravinsky and Mozart.

Arthur Grumiaux: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Playlist - two performances:

Performace in Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice 1961.
Manuel Rosenthal conducting Orchestre National de la RTF

Jan Krenz leads the New Philharmonia Orchestra in this Philips recording, issued in 1974.

Movement 1: Allegro molto appasionato
Movement 2: Andante (12:39)
Movement 3: Allegretto non troppo; Allegro molto vivace (20:11)

Arthur Grumiaux: Paganini Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor

1. the whole concerto
2-5. if you prefer to listen to separate parts.

Franco Gallini conducts the Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux. This performance was recorded on November 7, 1954; program notes by Fred Grunefeld on outer slipcase, and biographical sketch of Paganini by Hector Berlioz, reprinted from his "Evenings in the Orchestra," on inner slipcase. All images used to create this video were taken from the LP label and jacket.

Movement 1: Allegro maestoso
Movement 2: Adagio flebile con sentimento
Movement 3: Rondo galante

Arthur Grumiaux: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35

In this 1960 recording, thirty-nine year old Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux (1921-1986) performs the Tchaikovsky violin concerto in D, Op. 35. Bernard Haitink conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.

Grumiaux recorded Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto for Philips three times: in October and November 1956 with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; in May 1960 with Haitink and the Concertgebouw Orchestra; and in September 1975 with Krenz and the New Philharmonia.

Movement 1: Allegro moderato
Movement 2: Canzonetta (Andante) (17:09)
Movement 3: Finale: Allegro vivacissimo (23:22)

Arthur Grumiaux: Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
In this 1958 recording, thirty-seven year old Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux performs the second and third movements of the Beethoven violin concerto in D major, Op. 61. Eduard van Beinum leads the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.

Movement 2: Larghetto
Movement 3: Rondo (Allegro)

Arthur Grumiaux: Berg, Stravinsky and Mozart Violin Concertos
- Berg and Stravinsky Violin Concertos: Igor Markevitch (conductor), Ernest Bour (conductor), Concertgebouw Orchestra
- Colin Davis, LSO - Mozart