Midori

The Art of Midori

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Sony Classical's 2016 box set The Art of Midori offers reissues of ten of the violinist's best-selling albums in a sturdy case, with each disc protected in a cardboard sleeve featuring the original jacket artwork. The selected recordings date from 1988 to 2003, and include Midori's critically acclaimed performances of violin concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, Max Bruch, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvorák, Jean Sibelius, and Dmitri Shostakovich, along with chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccolò Paganini, Fritz Kreisler, Pablo de Sarasate, Sergey Prokofiev, and many others. Midori's growth from child prodigy to mature artist is evident in the progression of the recordings, and these albums represent her finest performances, from her precocious solo debut playing Paganini's 24 Caprices to her recitals with pianist Robert McDonald, and concerto performances with Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado, Christoph Eschenbach, and Mariss Jansons. Devoted fans will no doubt own all of these CDs already, though newcomers will find this collection to be a convenient way to catch up.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1
1 01:50 Amazon
2 02:40 Amazon
3 03:09 Amazon
4 06:18 Amazon
5 02:42 Amazon
6 04:53 Amazon
7 04:13 Amazon
8 03:01 Amazon
9 03:36 Amazon
10 02:04 Amazon
11 03:50 Amazon
12 02:49 Amazon
13 02:48 Amazon
14 01:20 Amazon
15 03:09 Amazon
16 01:48 Amazon
17 03:57 Amazon
18 02:39 Amazon
19 02:54 Amazon
20 03:05 Amazon
21 03:13 Amazon
22 02:26 Amazon
23 03:47 Amazon
24 04:46 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 05:52 Amazon
2 04:31 Amazon
3 04:02 Amazon
4 01:37 Amazon
5 01:35 Amazon
6 03:14 Amazon
7 03:12 Amazon
8 02:06 Amazon
9 00:59 Amazon
10 01:12 Amazon
11 01:12 Amazon
Pieces, Op. 15
12 02:44 Amazon
13 04:54 Amazon
14 04:55 Amazon
15 01:39 Amazon
Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42
16 03:51 Amazon
Mythes, Op. 30
17 05:55 Amazon
18 02:10 Amazon
19 03:27 Amazon
20 03:07 Amazon
21 01:59 Amazon
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56
22 01:16 Amazon
23 00:27 Amazon
24 01:04 Amazon
25 01:36 Amazon
26 00:29 Amazon
27 00:55 Amazon
28 04:37 Amazon
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