Title : Vignettes
Artist :Nathan Milstein (violin)
Leon Pommers (piano)
Cat No :LP43080
Label : Capitol
Format : 1LP
Barcode : 8808678160802
● From the original analogue master tapes of Universal Music.
● Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard
● Cutting at Emil Berliner Studios
● 180g audiophile virgin vinyl
Recorded at Capitol Studio A New York 22, 24
&26 April 1957
Producer : Richard C. Jones
Balance Engineer : Frank Abbey
At his best Milstein is superb; for instance in the Wieniawski pieces, Träumerei, and the delightful Sarasate dance. He
seems right on top of the listener; one can hear him breathing... and Novácek Perpetuum mobile is magically played.
- The Gramophone Magazine
Milstein recorded many of these pieces more than once; and although his stylings remained remarkably consistent,
these recordings, made in 1957, when Milstein was in his early fifties, are the locus classicus. There's no release of any
kind I've more eagerly awaited, and none that I could recommend more highly. When all's said and done,...it would
come as no surprise to me if Milstein were to be recognized as the premiere violinist of the 20th century. If anything
can hasten that judgment, these recordings can.
* Originally released on 1959 / P-8396 (MONO)