VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso, Christian Ferras

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This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of thwarted French violin virtuoso, Christian Ferras.

A protégé of George Enescu, and once a favoured soloist of conductor Herbert von Karajan, Christian Ferras’ illustrious, yet intermittent career, was tragically marred by his life-long struggle with alcoholism and depression.

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | ZUBIN MEHTA | ORCHESTRA NATIONAL DE ORTF


He tragically took his own life in 1982, aged just 49 – though fortunately bequeathed the world a brilliant and treasured recording legacy.

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2ND MVT | ZUBIN MEHTA  | ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE ORTF

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 3RD MVT | ZUBIN MEHTA  | ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE ORTF

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS & GUY BOURASSA | RAVEL | TZIGANE | 1961

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS & GUY BOURASSA | DEBUSSY VIOLIN SONATA | 1ST MVT | 1961

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | BACH | SOLO PARTITA NO. 3 IN E MAJOR | PRELUDE | 1958

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | TCHAIKOVSKY | VIOLIN CONCERTO | HERBERT VON KARAJAN | BERLIN PHILHARMONIKER

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | MENDELSSOHN | VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2ND MVT | 1963 | ALEXANDER BROTT | ORCHESTRA DE RADIO-CANADA

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | MENDELSSOHN | VIOLIN CONCERTO | 3RD MVT | 1963 | ALEXANDER BROTT | ORCHESTRA DE RADIO-CANADA

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | CHAUSSON | POEME |  G. SEBASTIAN | ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DEL BELGIQUE

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS & ROBERT WEISZ | STRAVINSKY | CHANSON RUSSE | 1973

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | BRAHMS | VIOLIN CONCERTO |  SCHURICHT | VIENNA PHILHARMONIC

 

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CHRISTIAN FERRAS | FAURE | BERCEUSE

 

 

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