I bought the Philips double CD of Grumiaux's Corelli.
I've only listened to it once so far, and it doesn't really seem to shine in any way. Maybe I've been spoilt by Oistrakh's Tartini. What do you think?
I can't imagine being blown away by Corelli--no matter who plays it. It's not music that really allows one to shine.
What Scott said. <3 My hero (sorry Scott, I mean Arthur :D )
He’s a romantic violinist which can play some music very beautifully. However Corelli wrote unfinished music that a musician was obligated to “finish” with their own frills and trills and runs and little flutters of beauty. I’d recommend finding a baroque violinists recording and compare it will be dramatically different and hopefully you’ll find a joy in these wonderful pieces.
What Scott said. Grumiaux's Mozart is incomparable.
His concerto discs of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Berg..