Rozsa & Benjamin : Violin Concertos
RCA "Living Stereo" LSC 2767
Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Rozsa : Violin Concerto : Jascha Heitetz (violin) with Walter Hendl conducting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin : Romantic Fantasy for violin, viola and orchestra : Jascha Heitetz (violin), William Primrose (viola) with Izler Solomon conducting the RCA Symphony Orchestra
Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995) composed his Violin Concerto, Op. 24, in 1953, following a request from the renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz. It premiered on January 15, 1956, in Dallas, Texas, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Hendl, with Heifetz as soloist. At the conclusion of the performance, Heifetz called Rózsa to the stage where both were greeted by a standing ovation. Later that year Heifetz recorded the concerto, teaming again with Walter Hendl and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Arthur Leslie Benjamin (1893-1960)'s Romantic Fantasy for Violin, Viola and Orchestra was premiered by Eda Kersey and Bernard Shore in 1938, under the composer. Here is its first recording, by Jascha Heifetz and William Primrose with Izler Solomon conducting the RCA Symphony Orchestra.
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 Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.