Bruch : Scottisch Fantasy
Bruch : Scottisch Fantasy - Wieniaski : Violin Concerto No. 1
Michael Rabin, Adrian Boult, Philarmonia Orchestra
Columbia 33CX 1538
Testament Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Max Bruch (1838 - 1920) :
A - Scottish Fantasy Op. 46
Henryk Wieniawski (1835 - 1880)
Violin Concerto Op. 14, No. 1 in F Sharp minor
Michael Rabin (1936 - 1972) managed to be one of the most talented and tragic violin virtuosi of his generation. Hailed as a child prodigy, his talent matured gracefully into an adult level, but he failed to follow in his emotional growth, resulting in a cutting short of his career. He never reached the age of 36, yet remains one of the most fondly remembered of virtuoso violinists for listeners and fellow musicians.
Sir Adrian Boult founded the BBC Symphony Orchestra which set standards of excellence in the orchestra world. In 1950, he took over the leadership of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and revived its reputation, which had been on the decline after its peak in the 1930s. From the mid-1960s until his retirement after his last sessions in 1978 he recorded extensively for EMI. Boult's legacy includes his influence on prominent conductors to follow including Colin Davis and Vernon Handley.
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.