Shlomo Mintz

September 5, 2019, 10:35 AM · Hello,
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)

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September 5, 2019, 7:36 PM · 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.
September 5, 2019, 8:48 PM · Its a shame. I think I'd really like his Tchaik
September 6, 2019, 2:16 AM · Hilarious.

So, after a concert you go up to the soloist and ask "How come you did not play the Tchaikovsky?"

September 6, 2019, 4:28 AM · I would like to ask Aaron Copeland why he never composed a violin concerto.
September 6, 2019, 4:57 AM · @Herman, yes. Exactly
Edited: September 6, 2019, 7:48 AM · Bill - the correct spelling is Aaron Copland. No ‘E.’
September 6, 2019, 11:42 AM · Copland did write a wonderful sonata for violin and piano.
September 6, 2019, 12:26 PM · I thought he had written one
September 6, 2019, 1:48 PM · Copland Violin sonata
Edited: September 6, 2019, 3:00 PM · Since Aaron Copland is my favorite composer I suppose I should learn how to spell his name correctly.

I have heard his violin sonata and think it ok but was kind of disappointed after hearing it the first time because I was expecting it to be grand like Appalachian Spring, and I think if he had composed a violin concerto it would just naturally have to be epic.

Thanks for posting us all a link Mr. Brothers!

Edited: September 6, 2019, 8:18 PM · Yes, Nate. But it's Misty Copeland, with an "e".
September 6, 2019, 9:34 PM · @Jeff, I'd like to ask Rachmaninov about not composing a violin/viola concerto/sonata
September 7, 2019, 2:17 AM · 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.
September 7, 2019, 2:32 AM · The Copeland sonata was dedicated to a USA aviator who died in WW2, Thus the slightly somber, but uplifting tone.
September 7, 2019, 6:45 AM · Jake - what a thoughtful friend!

Best wishes,


September 7, 2019, 7:48 AM · @Richard, haha I know. Especially considering how much it was
September 7, 2019, 4:18 PM · Steve, it might have been the symphony rather than your performance that failed to impress AC.
September 7, 2019, 4:31 PM · I think he may be right
September 8, 2019, 3:23 AM · 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...

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