Violion concertos/Symphonies....part 2


Looking for melodic,dramatic, and energetic performances with seamless transitions between movements....any help? Easy listening with some power
phasecorrect
Check out the Violin work by Hilary Hahn. Quite good!
I would never put these in the "easy listening" category, but you may find them attractive listening:

Holst
..St. Paul's Suite
..Capriccio
..A Somerset Rhapsody

Vaughan Williams
..The Lark Ascending
..Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

CPE Bach
..Sinfonias

Barber
..Adagio for Strings

Bax
..Northern Ballads
..November Woods

Bizet
..Sym 1 in C

Bridge
..Cherry Ripe
..Lament for String Orch
..Suite for String Orchestra

Britten
..Simple Sym

Bruch
..Scottish Fantasy

Butterworth
..A Shropshire Lad
..The Banks of Green Willow

Chausson
..Poem for Vn & Orch, op25

Debussy
..Prelude a l'apresmidi d'un faune (Afternoon of a Faun)

Delius
..Song of Summer

Dvorak
..Serenade for Strings
..Silent Woods, for Vc & Orch
..The Wood Dove

Elgar
..Serenade for Strings in e
..Sospiri

Faure
..Pavane

Finzi
..A Severn Rhapsody

Grieg
..Holberg Suite
..Two Elegiac Melodies

Handel
..Water Music

Harty
..Variations on a Dublin Air -vn,orch

Kodaly
..Galanta Dances

Larsson
..Liten Serenad, op12
..Concertino for Vn and Str Orch

Martinu
..Rhapsody Concerto for Viola & Orch

Mendelssohn
..Sym 4 (Italian)
..Vn Conc

Moeran
..Sym in g

Panufnik
..Sinfonia Rustica
..Sinfonia Sacra

Parry
..Lady Radnor's Suite

Prokofiev
..Classical Symphony

Rachmaninov
..Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
..Vocalise

Ravel
..Daphnis et Chloe Suites
..La Valse
..Le tombeau de Couperin
..Pavane pour une Infante Defunte

Respighi
..Ancient Airs & Dances (3 Suites: 1917,1923,1931)

Rodrigo
..Concierto Aranjuez

Saint-Saens
..Havanaise

Sibelius
..Karelia Suite
..Pelleas and Melisande
..Pohjola's Daughter
..Swan of Tuonela

Smetana
..In Nature's Realm
..Ma Vlast: Moldau (Vltava)

Stravinsky
..Apollon Musagate
..Dumbarton Oaks

Suk
..Fairy Tale for orchestra
..Serenade for Strings in E

Wiren
..Serenade for Strings
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..and what a nice young lady she is too!!
If you are inclined to follow the Hilary Hahn lead, let me suggest her pairing of the Brahms and Stravinsky Violin concertos. Best Brahms I've heard, and I've heard a bunch. The Stravinsky is just as good. Also try the Bach Partita no. 3 if you like solo violin. Both on Sony. Both fit your "easy listening with some power" criterion.
This is very good.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008XRSW/angelrecords

Dave
Beethoven Violin Concerto with David Oistrah and Cluytens,
Beethoven V and VII. symphony Carlos Kleibert, DG,
Schubert IX symphony, Karajan
Schumann II. Rheinesche Symphony, Karajan
Brahms Violin Concerto, Ana Sophie Mutter and Kurt Masur,
Mahler II, Fischer Ivan, Channel Classic or Klemperer Decca
Tchaikovsky VI symphony, Gergiev
Bartok Concerto, Frith Reiner, RCA Living Stereo,
Shostakovich XIV symphony, Barshai
 
The prize for "The Most Seamless Transition" between movements goes to Jean Sibelius for his 2nd Symphony, movements 3 and 4. Okko Kamu on DG or Barbirolli on Chesky

Melodic - Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto - The Emperor, too many to list

Dramatic - Mendelssohn's Symphony in A Minor, 'The Scotch', Peter Maag, or Mahler's 2nd, 'Resurrection', Fischer

Rushton - nice to the see a list with several Brits on it - Holst, EJ Moeran, Finzi, et al
 
Tim
 
Hi Tim, we do enjoy the 20th century British composers here. And so much seems to fit in to what I think Phasecorrect is asking for.
Would second Jtimothya on his melodic choice but would be willing to specify Emil Gilels, almost any version, his playing had a romantic lyrical ring on almost anything he played including the slow movement of a haydn piano concerto in D, sorry to provide a tangential movement from the main theme