My best friend recently bought me Shlomo Mintz's complete DG recordings for my birthday, and I couldn't help but notice the Tchaikovsky concerto was missing. Does anyone know if he's ever commercially recorded it? The others missing (Brahms sonatas, and Mozart concertos I know are on a different label)
I thought you posed an interesting question, so I did a quick search. Amazon has no recording of him play the Tchaik, and Youtube also has none. So, I suspect that he never recorded it (for reasons that escape me). Sorry.
Its a shame. I think I'd really like his Tchaik
I would like to ask Aaron Copeland why he never composed a violin concerto.
@Herman, yes. Exactly
Bill - the correct spelling is Aaron Copland. No ‘E.’
Copland did write a wonderful sonata for violin and piano.
I thought he had written one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP41ifj7oZ4 Copland Violin sonata
Since Aaron Copland is my favorite composer I suppose I should learn how to spell his name correctly.
Yes, Nate. But it's Misty Copeland, with an "e".
@Jeff, I'd like to ask Rachmaninov about not composing a violin/viola concerto/sonata
In about 1974 one of my student housemates said Aaron Copland was coming to the UK on a personal visit and would I like to meet him? "Oh yeah?" I said "I'll believe that when I see him". But it was him all right and I shook his hand after our performance of VW's Sea Symphony. AC clearly wasn't overly impressed.
The Copeland sonata was dedicated to a USA aviator who died in WW2, Thus the slightly somber, but uplifting tone.
Jake - what a thoughtful friend!
@Richard, haha I know. Especially considering how much it was
Steve, it might have been the symphony rather than your performance that failed to impress AC.
I think he may be right
Yes, I'd like to think that too! I don't remember any details of the (brief) conversation we had but it was the expression on AC's face that made me think he hadn't much enjoyed the concert...