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Title: Masterpieces for Violin and Orchertra
Nathan Milstein, Violin
Walter Susskind,Conductor
The Concert Arts Orchestra

Cat No.: LP43055
Label: Capitol
Format: 1LP, 180g Vinyl
Barcode : 8808678160550

● From the original analogue master tapes of Universal Music
● Audiophile full analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard
● Cutting to lacquers at Emil Berliner Studios
● 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Pallas GmbH in Germany
● Stereo Recording (SP8528 / Capitol)

The double-stopping of the big theme in the Wieniawski and the audible bouncing of the bow in the lightning-quick passages of the Saint-Saëns show Milstein at his best. The Stravinsky is presumably based on the composer’s own arrangement for violin and piano (made with Dushkin), the violin taking not only the melody originally given to the bassoon but all the other phrases that could conceivably be regarded as melody. Here the orchestral part appears to be more than a restoration of the 1919 scoring with fuller woodwind added, conceivably owing something to the original 1911 scoring. In any case no one is likely to worry overmuch about the ancestry of what here becomes a delightful occasional piece, warmly performed. The recording favours the violin but no more than is permissible in such a collection of showpieces.
- The Gramophone magazine

Masterpieces for Violin & Orchertra

  • Details

    SIDE A
    1. Adagio K. 261 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
    2. Rondo K. 373 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
    3. Romance In F, Op. 50 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

    SIDE B
    1. Legende (Henryk Wieniawski)
    2. Perpetual Motion (Ottokar Nováček)
    3. Berceuse (The Firebird) (Igor Stravinsky)
    4. Introduction And Rondo Capriccioso (Camille Saint-Saëns)
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