Glazounov & Paganini : Violin Concertos
Glazounov : Violin Concerto - Paganini : Violin Concerto No. 1
Michael Rabin, Lovro von Matacic, Philarmonic Orchestra
Columbia 33CX 1281
Testament Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Alexander Glazounov (1865-1936)
Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82 (1904)
A1 - Moderato - Animato - Tranquillo - Andante sostenuto
A2 - Agitato - ANdante sostenuto - Moderato - Piu animato - Tranguillo
A3 - Cadenza - Allegro - Quasi allegretto - Piu animato
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)
Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6 (1817 - 1818)
B1 - Allegro maestoso - Cadenza (by Flesch) - Allegro maestoso
B2 - Adagio espressivo
B3 - Rondo (Allegro spiritoso)
Michael Rabin (1936 - 1972) managed to be one of the most talented and tragic violin virtuosi of his generation. During a recital in Carnegie Hall, he suddenly lost his balance and fell forward. This was an early sign of a neurological condition which was to affect his career adversely. His death, at the age of 35, resulted from a fall in his apartment in New York City.
Michael Rabin played the "Kubelik" Guarnerius del Gesù of 1735.
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.