At the ripe old age of 19 Mozart wrote five violin concertos, and they represent his coming of age as a composer of orchestral music. From here on, it's basically one masterpiece after another. Though not difficult works, technically speaking, they partake in full measure of Mozart's uniquely sensual brand of melody. That means that successful performances must know how to spin out a singing musical line, while at the same time making the most of the rare opportunities for soloistic display.
Grumiaux's Mozart cycle remains largely unchallenged
This is the kind of package which represents the best of the Philips Classics Duo series. Slightly older recordings, but in beautiful, clear, warm analogue sound; artists of the old school and the first rank; a compilation of potentially neglected music made available absurdly cheaply in attractive packaging with high production values and intelligent notes; what's not to like?
This CD by far has the best line-up i've ever seen assembled for a tribute. All the BIG name guitarists are on this-Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Richie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, Reb Beach, John Norum, and Vinnie Moore. For vocalists, one time Purple voice Glenn Hughes, Don Dokken, Kelly Keeling, This is a terrific disc with performances that will knock you over…