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Artist : Nathan Milstein (violin), Artur Balsam (piano)
Title : Prokofiev & Händel — Violin Sonatas , Vitali–Chaconne

 

RELEASE DATE : 20. Aug. 2018
FORMAT : Vinyl
CAT NO : LP43089
DISC : 1
BARCODE : 8808678160895

 

● From the original masters of Universal Music
● Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios.
● 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Pallas GmbH in Germany

 

RECORDING INFORMATION
Recorded : 25~27 Jan 1955, Capitol Studio A, 46th Street, New York 
Producer: Richard C. Jones 
Balance Engineer : Frank Abbey

 

Opus 94 is one of the most serene, tuneful, and silky -smooth of Prokofiev's works and is perhaps his most popular composi-tion for chamber ensemble. It was originally written for the flute, and the present re- viewer likes it better that way, especially when there are people like Doriot Anthony Dwyer to record it. Milstein, nevertheless, presents an extremely eloquent case for the violin version, which was made by Prokofiev himself. The violinist's big tone and broad, generous style are, of course, perfectly adapted to the baroque demands of Handel and Vitali, and the recording of all three works is excellent. - High Fidelity 

 

This pleasant recital of pieces, ancient and modern, show up Milstein in an unusual light... the fiendishly difficult passages, where chains of descending thirds are followed immediately by a scarcely predictable leap in octaves, are thrown off without a tremor by Milstein, whereas Vitali would have probably dropped down dead at themre sight of them... The coupling of this new Capitol disc may appeal to many lovers of violin music, and if they choose it they will have three brilliant performances, sensi-tively recorded... (and) enjoyable. - Gramophone
 

Prokofiev & Händel — Violin Sonatas, Vitali–Chaconne

SKU: LP43089
  • Track List

    Side 1 
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891~1953) 
      Violin Sonata No.2 In D major op. 94a 
    1. Moderato 2. Scherzo, Presto 3. Andante 4. Allegro con brio

     

    Side 2
    George Frederic Handel (1685~1759) 
      Violin Sonata No. 4 In D major op. 1-13(HWV 371) 
    1. Moderato 2. Scherzo, Presto 3. Andante 4. Allegro con brio

     

    Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663–1745) 
    5. Chaconne in G minor