Brahms : Violin Sonatas
Brahms : Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 3
Gioconda De Vito and Edwin Fischer (1954)
Testament SBTLP 1024
Testament Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) composed the Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78, "Regensonate" (Rain Sonata) during the summers of 1878 and 1879. Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108, the last of his violin sonatas, was composed between 1886 and 1888 and is dedicated to his friend and colleague Hans von Bülow,
Gioconda de Vito (1907 - 1994) entered the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro and graduated at age 13. She began a career as a soloist, then at age 17 became Professor of Violin at the conservatory in Bari.
The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.
This Testament Records LP, revived from the EMI-Columbia catalogue, was remastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, using pure analogue components only, from the original studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed at Pallas.