Bruch & Wieniawski Violin Concertos
Mischa Elman, Sir Adrian Boult conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Decca LXT 5222
Analogphonic Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Max Bruch (1838-1920) :
Concerto No. 1 In G Minor For Violin And Orchestra, Opus 26
A1 - First Movement: Varspiel - Allegro Moderato
A2 - Second Movement: Adagio
A3 - Third Movement: Finale (Allegro Energico)
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) :
Concerto No. 2 In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra, Opus 22
B1 - First Movement: Allegro Moderato
B2 - Second Movement: Romance (Andante Non Troppo)
B3 - Third Movement: Allegro Con Fuoco - Allegro Moderato
Recorded in March 21-22, 1956 at Kingsway Hall, London
Mischa Elman (1891-1967) recorded legacy spanned more than six decades. His first 78 rpm discs were made in 1906 for Pathe in Paris; his final LP sessions were for Vanguard, in New York, in 1967.
The "golden age" of recordings was from 1950 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.
The last and by no means least of the modern Hungarian school of violin playing, Johanna Martzy made relatively few commercial recordings. But all of them were made in her prime, and most of them acquired a legendary and “cult” status after her short career. This Deutsche Grammophon - Beethoven (op.30-3) and Mozart (KV 376) Sonatas with pianist Jean Antonietti – is no exception; she was devoted to Beethoven and Mozart, and her recitals often included the Sonatas by two composers. Martzy and Antonietti played two sonatas beautifully, their interpretations are well balanced, transparent and, in the best sense of the word, simple.
This Analogphonic record was mastered from the original Deutsche Grammophon master tapes by Rainer Maillard, using pure analogue audiophile equipment, cut at Emil Berliner Studio Berlin, and pressed at Pallas GmbH in Germany.