CHARLES-AUGUSTE DE BÉRIOT (1802-1870): Violin Concertos No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 46, No. 6 in A, Op. 70 and No. 7 in G, Op. 76, Air varié No. 4 in B Flat, Op. 5 “Montagnard”, Scène de ballet, Op. 100.
Catalogue Number: 04S005
Description: This brings to nine the number of Bériot’s ten violin concertos which Naxos have released in 2003, 2008 and now. These three are between 13 and 18 minutes in length, No. 4 effectively just the first movement of a regular concerto, the other two examples of the composer’s innovative (for his time) three-movements-in-one form. Attractive melodies are adorned with demands on the player’s technique but always in the service of a flowing, lyrical early Romanticism. Ayana Tsuji (violin), Czech Chamber Orchestra Pardubice; Michael Halász.