RODOLPHE KREUTZER (1766-1831): Violin Concertos No. 9 in E Minor and No. 13 in D, Variations on "Nel cor più non mi sento" from "La Molinara", Song of the Peasantsof the Canigou "Montanyas Regaladas".
Catalogue Number: 03K101
Description: Two concertos (1802-03) from the other major violinist/composer of the French school. As we said in the Rode note (03K033), the soloist takes the foreground far more than in the Viotti concertos and the slow movements are reduced to almost vestigial intermezzi as broad lyricism gives way in importance to dynamic activity; the dramatic E minor work is a fine example of the nervous energy Kreutzer and Rode could produce. Saskia Lethiec (violin), Orquestra do Norte, Porto; José Ferreira Lobo.