(Feb. 15, 2013): Jascha Heifetz – Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

From the 1960 RCA Victor Red Seal, Heifetz – Sibelius Violin Concerto.  This is a Heifetz performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Walter Hendl conducting.  The recording was re-released on CD in 1999 and 2011.  The three movements of the the concerto are: 1. Allegro Moderato; 2. Adagio De Molto; and 3. Allegro, Ma Non Tanto.    As allmusic.com notes: “[d]espite the early enthusiasm of a few violinists — notably Maud Powell, who was the soloist in the American premiere with the New York Philharmonic in 1906 and repeated the work several times on a transcontinental tour — the concerto was slow to catch on with audiences. Not until Jascha Heifetz took up the work and recorded it in the 1930s did the concerto become what it is today, one of the most popular of the … Romantic concerto repertory.”

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