Composer: Edouard Lalo 1823-1892), Frenchman

Music: Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21

This is a violin concerto, composed in 1874.

A timeless, beautiful work, with a lot of Spanish sounds. Exquisitely sweet when played by the masters. I first heard this work in 1994, on a recording with Heryk Szering as the soloist. I never tire of of it. Many choices available. My personal top 3 choices:Lalo Szeryng

No. 1

Heryk Szering with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Hendl (RCA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9gdmVoxbP8

 

 

No. 2

Leonid Kogan with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Kyril Kondrashin (Recorded 1959) DECCA

Lalo -Kogan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7-ZiMcLQU0

 

No 3.

Kyung Wha Chung with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit (DECCA London SXDL 7527) Recorded July 1980

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWECnc1rqlU

Lalo - Chung

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