VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Shlomo Mintz – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Reside With out’

VC just lately caught up with Israeli violinist and conductor, Shlomo Mintz – for a enjoyable sport of VC Desert Island Downloads.

We sat him down to choose his mind on which 5 CD recordings he would take with him to a abandoned island – and the way the tracks have helped form him as a musician.


Rachmaninov ‘Symphonic Dances’ – with Vladimir Ashkenazy and André Previn

”It is a gradual version with the simplest and superb emotional options and it’s actually my favourite Rachmaninoff recording.

I’ve met and recognized each musicians … sadly, Andre Previn has handed away, but it surely jogs my memory of what a very nice pianist, conductor and musician he was”


Ashkenazy and Previn play Rachmaninov

Symphonic Dances, Russian Rhapsody

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano

André Previn, Piano

Label: Decca

Launch Date: April 20, 1980


2. Strauss ‘Ein Heldenleben’ – with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic – with Concertmaster solos by Glenn Dicterow 

”That is in all probability probably the most superb dwell efficiency that I can consider.

I’ve attended lots of Mehta’s concert events and have watched him conduct for a few years – and he was in actual fact one of many initiators of my profession.

I bear in mind the audition that I did for him on the age of 13 … he was very open and we’ve had a protracted relationship since then”


Strauss Ein Heldenleben

Zubin Mehta, Conductor

New York Philharmonic

Glenn Directow, Violin

Label: CBS Masterworks Digital

Launch Date: 1983


three. Brahms Symphony No. 2 – with Carlos Kleiber Conducting

”I by no means labored with Carlos Kleiber, however I did meet him.

This rendition of Brahms’ 2nd Symphony was in a live performance that I attended in Vienna – and it has stayed very strongly in my reminiscence


Carlos Kleiber

Mozart & Brahms

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Studio: Philips

Launch Date: January 11, 2005


four. Brahms Symphony No.1 – With Leonard Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

”I did meet Bernstein, however sadly by no means had the honour to share the stage with him …

He was an exquisite and really heat particular person and a terrific Maestro … and I bear in mind each of us attending a recital of Vladimir Horowitz’s at Carnegie Corridor and the way we mentioned after the live performance what we had heard.

We had an exquisite dialog”



Leonard Bernstein, Conductor

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Launch Date: Could 11, 2004


5.  Glenn Gould Conducting Wagner’s ‘Siegfried Idyll’

”Gould was a real genius on the piano … and musically very completely different than many others.

Sadly, he has left us too younger, as it could have been very fascinating to see how he developed his profession additional.

This recording of ‘Siegfried Idyll’ with Gould’s fantastic conducting will not be appreciated by all, however I discover it very lovely”


Glenn Gould Conducts Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll

Label: SONY

Launch Date: April 19, 1991




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