Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alina Ibragimova – Beethoven Violin Concerto

In response to a plea from an Ibragimova fan, here she is, in the Beethoven concerto, with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. The recording dates from 2009, but I have no further details.

It's in mp3 at 192kbs, in good radio sound. What can I say about her that I haven't said before? She's a heck of a musician.

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  1. No problem, Steve. And better still, Boom has another live recital that he's offered to share. Stay tuned (GDAE - which is how Australian violinists greet each other)

  2. Thanks for this one. That cadenza in the 1st movement is pretty odd (though I recall hearing something about timp accompaniment somewhere else), and the one in the final movement quite wild. If I may be allowed a couple of criticisms, I felt her tone slipped a bit here & there, and the pitch was a bit wobbly just once or twice in the slow movement; but that's holding her up against a standard of perfection. This is a very enjoyable performance, with plenty of moments which are very individual (something hard to find these days) & which make the piece a little unfamiliar again, and so challenge us to hear it afresh. Good stuff - thank you!

  3. Thank you for the awesome share! I haven't seen this anywhere else. Her recordings of the Beethoven Violin Sonatas are my absolute favorite (beating out Oistrakh, et al)...
    I agree, her intonation goes out here and there...but what passion! I can't wait to hear more!!!!!! I can't thank you enough...