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CHAN 10865
Violin Concertos Nos 2 and 3
CHAN 10864
Violin Concertos
CHAN 10866
Poeme – The Artistry of Lydia Mordkovitch
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Lydia Mordkovitch was born in Russia and studied at the Odessa Conservatory, then at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow where she was master pupil and assistant to David Oistrakh. She emigrated to Israel in 1974 and since 1980 has lived in Britain, appearing regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hallé Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and English Chamber Orchestra. She has worked with such distinguished conductors as Sir Georg Solti, Riccardo Muti, Vassily Sinaisky, Neeme Järvi, Richard Hickox, Hugo Wolff, Ian Leighton-Konig, Vernon Handley, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Stanislav Skrowaczewski. An impressive discography of well over fifty recordings reflects her very wide repertoire, and encompasses music from the complete works for solo violin by Bach to the concertos of Shostakovich, her recording of which for Chandos won a Gramophone Award and a Diapason d’Or. Her work has twice been nominated for a Gramophone Award and has received seven Critics’ Choices; recent recordings have won major nominations or prizes across Europe. Lydia Mordkovitch has several times been named ‘Woman of the Year’ by the American Biographical Institute, and also ‘Outstanding Woman of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries’. She is a professor and Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

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ANNI 0030
30 Years of Chandos

Chandos has plenty to celebrate as it reaches its thirtieth anniversary. A bumper box includes some landmarks in the firm’s histo...
CHAN 10028
Lydia Mordkovitch - Appassionato
Violin Selection

'This is a wonderful collection of virtuoso violin pieces from the romantic era' they're all played with great...
CHAN 10116
Six Irish Rhapsodies

'The performances are impressive and Lewis Foreman's notes are conspicuously good. This set is real value for money.'...
CHAN 10154
Orchestral Works, Volume 1

He conducts a mellow affectionate performance of the Concerto… Lydia Mordkovitch plays the solo part with real flair and richness ...
CHAN 10168
Violin Concerto/ Lonely Waters/ Whythorne's Shadow/ Cello Concerto

'The Cello Concerto was written for Peers Coetmore who was to become his wife. Raphael...
CHAN 10337
Violin Concerto/ Children's Suite/ Concerto leggiero/ Concerto da camera/ Concerto da chiesa

Here is a CD that I recommend with all possible enthusiasm…
CHAN 10380
A Colour Symphony/ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Bliss’s A Colour Symphony needs a full Technicolour acoustic to do justice to its heraldic splendour....
CHAN 10476
Bacewicz / Enescu
Works for Violin and Piano

Mordkovitch is in fine form throughout, ably accompanied by Ian Fountain, and the sound is excellent....