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Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto - Albrecht Mayer (oboe); Gil Shaham (violin); Jian Wang (cello); Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Claudio Abbado (conductor)
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  1. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
  2. Concerto for violin, cello & orchestra in A minor ("Double"), Op. 102
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In their performance of Brahms' Violin Concerto, violinist Gil Shaham and conductor Claudio Abbado have created one of the warmest and most lyrical recordings of the piece in years, if not decades. Without sentimentality or self-indulgence, they have wrapped Brahms' late-summer concerto in waves of rapturous sound, singing a hymn to ineffable beauty even as it passes beneath their fingers. But when they are joined by tender-toned cellist Jian Wang in Brahms' Double Concerto, Shaham's tone goes limp and Abbado's ...

Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto 2002, Deutsche Grammophon

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