The Early Years

The Early Years

by David Garrett



Violinist David Garrett has established himself as a successful crossover artist, playing both classical and popular music, usually in his own arrangements, and attracting fans of many genres through his entertaining concerts and recordings. But the creator of "Rock Symphonies" started out in his teens as a classical prodigy, playing the standard repertoire and recording his first albums for Deutsche Grammophon as the youngest musician on the label's roster. This collection of five CDs brings together Garrett's recordings of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, and many others, which he made between 1993 and 1997, before embarking on his career as a flamboyant rock violinist. The first four CDs in this set are reissues of recordings that have been in the DG catalog for years, but the fifth CD is a reprise of his third chronological album, 14, a collection of encores that had been misplaced in the DG archives and belatedly released in 2013. Fans may already have these recordings under separate covers, but newcomers will appreciate the convenience of having all the albums together in one sturdy package.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2014
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947929369
catalogNumber: 002064902


Disc 1

  1. 1. Allegro
  2. 2. Adagio molto espressivo
  3. 3. Scherzo. Allegro molto
  4. 4. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo
  5. 1. Allemande
  6. 2. Corrente
  7. 3. Sarabande
  8. 4. Giga
  9. 5. Ciaccona
  10. Adagio in E major, K. 261

Disc 2

  1. 1. Allegro maestoso
  2. 2. Andante
  3. 3. Rondo. Allegro
  4. 1. Allegro
  5. 2. Andante cantabile
  6. 3. Rondeau. Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo
  7. 1. Largo - Allegro
  8. 2. Andante
  9. 3. Allegretto

Disc 3

  1. No. 1 in E major. Andante
  2. No. 2 in B minor. Moderato
  3. No. 3 in E minor. Sostenuto - Presto - Sostenuto
  4. No. 4 in C minor. Maestoso
  5. No. 5 in A minor. Agitato
  6. No. 6 in G minor. Lento
  7. No. 7 in A minor. Posato
  8. No. 8 in E flat major. Maestoso
  9. No. 9 in E major. Allegretto
  10. No. 10 in G minor. Vivace
  11. No. 11 in C major. Andante - Presto - Tempo 1
  12. No. 12 in A flat major. Allegro
  13. No. 13 in B flat major. Allegro
  14. No. 14 in E flat major. Moderato
  15. No. 15 in E minor. Posato
  16. No. 16 in G minor. Presto
  17. No. 17 in E flat major. Sostenuto - Andante
  18. No. 18 in C major. Corrente - Allegro
  19. No. 19 in E flat major. Lento - Allegro assai
  20. No. 20 in D major. Allegretto
  21. No. 21 in A major. Amoroso - Presto
  22. No. 22 in F major. Marcato
  23. No. 23 in E flat major. Posato
  24. No. 24 in A minor. Tema. Quasi Presto - Var. 1 - 11 - Finale

Disc 4

  1. 1. Allegro moderato
  2. 2. Canzonetta. Andante
  3. 3. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
  4. Allegro molto - Andante espressivo -
  5. Adagio -
  6. Andante espressivo - Cadenza

Disc 5

  1. Rondo
  2. 1. Larghetto
  3. 2. Allegro energico
  4. 3. Grave
  5. 4. Allegro assai
  6. Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7
  7. Ave Maria (Ellens Gesang 3, D. 839)
  8. Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Gaetano Pugnani
  9. None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6 No. 6
  10. Fantaisie brillante, Op. 20
  11. Liebesleid
  12. La Capricieuse, Op. 17
  13. Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Garrett   Primary Artist,Violin,Violin Cadenza
George Enescu   Violin Cadenza
Claudio Abbado   Conductor
Ferdinand David   Violin Cadenza
Chamber Orchestra of Europe   Performing Ensemble
Russian National Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mikhail Pletnev   Conductor
Itamar Golan   Piano
Bruno Canino   Piano
David Oistrakh   Violin Cadenza
Aleksandr Markovich   Piano

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Max Bruch   Composer
Antonin Dvorák   Composer
Edward Elgar   Composer
Fritz Kreisler   Arranger,Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Niccolò Paganini   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Robert Schumann   Additional Music
Giuseppe Tartini   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Henryk Wieniawski   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Christian Gansch   Producer
Wolfgang Mitlehner   Engineer
Arend Prohmann   Producer
Wolfgang Stengel   Producer
Gregor Zielinsky   Engineer
Josef Gingold   Arranger
Alison Ames   Executive Producer
Merle Kersten   Art Direction
Roger Wright   Executive Producer
Richard Evidon   Liner Note Translation
Thierry Martinot   Cover Photo
Chris Alder   Producer,Executive Producer
Julius Conus   Composer
August Wilhelmj   Arranger
Hans-Peter Schweigmann   Engineer
Nigel Boon   Executive Producer
Ulrich Vette   Engineer
Helmut Burk   Producer,Engineer
George Perlman   Arranger
Sibylle Schäfer   Liner Notes
Burkhard Schäfer   Liner Notes
Marta Linz   Arranger

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