LAB 8101

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Track List: 

Great Violinists of the Twentieth Century
Mischa Elman – Arthur Grumiaux – Jascha Heifetz
Fritz Kreisler – Yehudi Menuhin – Nathan Milstein
David Oistrakh – Joseph Szigeti – Henryk Szeryng-Maxim Vengerov
 
CD 1 [77:28] MISCHA ELMAN: Victor Recordings 1917-19 (LAB 037)
(with Phillip Gordon* & Joseph Bonime, pianos)
[1] Thome / Simple Aveu* 4:00 [2] Rissland / Valse Caprice* 2:45
[3] Drdla / Souvenir* 3:33 [4] Beethoven (arr. Auer) / Turkish March 2:00
[5] Albéniz (arr. Elman) / Tango 2:01
[6] Rimsky-Korsakov (arr.Franko) / Hymn to the Sun 4:27
[7] Chopin (arr. Wilhelmj) / Nocturne in D (Op.27 No.2) 4:53
[8] Hummel / Waltz in A 2:10
[9] Drigo (arr. Auer) / Serenade from ‘Les Millions d’Arlequin’ 2:37
[10] Tchaikovsky (arr. Elman) / None but The Lonely Heart 2:48
[11] Sarasate / Caprice Basque (2nd recording) 4:19
[12] Bruch / Kol Nidrei 4:27
[13] Grieg (arr. Elman) / Nocturne (Op.54 No.4) 4:03
[14] Mendelssohn (arr. Elman) / Cradle Song (Op.67 No.6) 3:40
[15] Rubinstein (arr. Elman)/ The Dew is Sparkling (Op.72 No.1) 3:07
[16] Saenger / Scottish Pastorale 1:57
[17] Tchaikovsky / Melodie (2nd recording) 3:37
[18] Massenet (arr. Marsick) / Meditation from ‘Thais’ (2nd recording) 4:26
[19] Bach (arr. Wilhelmj) / Air on G string (2nd recording) 3:48
[20] Dvořák (arr. Elman) / Humoresque (4th recording) 3:28
[21] Wieniawski / Garden Scene from Gounod’s ‘Faust’ (2nd recording) 2:55
[22] Schumann (arr. Hullweck) / Traumerei (2nd recording) 3:12
[23] Delibes (arr. Elman) / Passepied from ‘Le Roi s’amuse’ 1:33
Transfers by Jon Samuels; Produced by Eric Wen
 
CD2 [76:27] ARTHUR GRUMIAUX (available separately: ALTO)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra /Bernard Haitink (1-3);Eduard van Beinum (4-6)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 [25:56]
1. I. Allegro molto appassionato 12:00
2. II. Andante 7:28
3. III. Allegro molto vivace 6:27
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 [38:26]
4. I. Allegro non troppo 21:53
5. II. Adagio 8:44
6. III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace – Poco più presto 7:48
with Riccardo Castagnone (piano)
[7] Corelli: Violin Sonata in D minor, Op.5 No.12 “La Folia” 11:44
Originally issued on Philips 1960 (1-3) 1958 (4-6) 1957 (7)
Mastered for Biddulph by Paul Arden-Taylor (www.dinmore-records.co.uk)
 
CD3 [65:55] JASCHA HEIFETZ plays MOZART (LAB 012)
London Philharmonic Orchestra conductor John Barbirolli
Violin Concerto No.5 in A (K.219) [27:21]
Recorded 23/2/1934; first issued on HMV DB 2199/202 (matrices 2B 5801/8)
[1] Allegro aperto 9:55
[2] Adagio 10:49
[3] Rondeau: Tempo di menuetto 6:36
JASCHA HEIFETZ with Emanuel Bay (piano):
Violin Sonata No.l0 in B flat (K.378) [17:45]
Recorded 3/2/1936; first issued on Victor 14526/7 |M-343| (matrices CS 99523/6)
[4] Allegro moderato 8:42
[5] Andantino sostenuto e cantabile 4:46
[6] Rondeau: Allegro 4:15
Violin Sonata No.15 in B flat (K.454 ) [20:31]
Recorded 10/2/1936; first issued on Victor 14328/30 |M-343| (matrices CS 99559/64)
[7] Largo – Allegro 7:08
[8] Andante 7:09
[9] Allegretto 6:13
Produced by Eric Wen; Disc-to-tape transfers by Jon Samuels
 
Fritz Kreisler: Favourite Short Pieces 1926-38
I: 1926/8 series, with Carl Lamson, piano
1 Friml: Indian Love Call (arr. Kreisler) 3:31
2 Lemare: Andantino (arr.Saenger) ‘Moonlight & Roses’ 3:15
3 Lehár: ‘Kreisler’ Serenade 3:08
4 Tchaikovsky: Humoresque (arr. Kreisler) 2:21
5 Lehár: Frasquita Serenade (arr. Kreisler) 2:13
6 Friml: Dance of the Maidens (arr. Kreisler) 2:21
7 Kreisler: Shepherd’s Madrigal 4:20
8 Albéniz: Malaguena (arr. Kreisler) 3:36
9 Dohnányi: Ruralia Hungarica I – Presto 3:34
10 Drdla: Souvenir 2:53
11 Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs (arr. Marsick) 3:58
12 Foster: Old Folks at Home (arr. Kreisler) 3:26
13 de Falla: Danse Espagnole (arr. Kreisler) 3:15
14 Albéniz: Tango (arr. Kreisler) 2:13
15 Winternitz: Dance of the Marionettes 1:52
16 Kreisler: Rondino on a Theme of Beethoven 2:29
II: 1938 series with Franz Rupp, piano
17 J S Bach: Gavotte (Partita #3 in E) (arr. Kreisler) 3:16
18 Brahms: Waltz Op.39/15 (arr. Hochstein) 2:19
19 Dvořák: Humoresque (arr. Kreisler) 3:41
20 Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile (arr. Kreisler) 4:32
21 Kreisler: Caprice Viennois 3:43
22 Kreisler: Liebesfreud 3:14
23 Kreisler: Liebeslied 3:36
24 Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin 1:57
25 Londonderry Air (Trad. arr. Kreisler) 3:43
All transfers: Ward Marston
 
CD 5 [76:46] YEHUDI MENUHIN plays Paganini (LAB 102)
with Pierre Monteux / Paris Symphony Orchestra*
Violin Concerto No.1 in D (Op. 6)* [36:14]
(recorded 18 & 19/5/1934; first issued HMV DB 2279/83 (matrices 2PG1592/1600)
[1] I. Allegro maestoso 21:31
[2] II. Adagio espressivo 5:32
[3] III. Rondo: Allegro spirituso 9:09
with Marcel Gazelle** (piano) and Ferguson Webster ***(piano)
[4] Caprice No. 9 in E 3:01
(recorded 3/2/1936; first issued Victor 14228 (matrix 2LA 864)
[5] Caprice No.13 in B-Flat** (piano accompaniment Kreisler) 3:09
(recorded 21/1/1936; first issued HMV DA 1500 (matrix 0LA 841)
[6] Caprice No.20 in D**(piano accompaniment Kreisler) 2:53
(recorded 21/1/1936; first issued HMV DA 1500 (matrix 0LA 840)
[7] Caprice No. 23 in E-flat 4:20
(recorded 3/2/1936; first issued Victor 78rpm discs (matrix 2LA 858)
[8] Caprice No. 24 in A minor (variations by Kreisler and Auer) 6:47
(recorded 26/11/1931; first issued HMV DA 1281 (matrices 21, 318, 320)
[9] Introduction & Variations on Dal tuo stellato soguo*** (Rossini) 7:31
(recorded 21/3/1938; first issued HMV DB 3499 (matrices 2EA 6147/8)
[10] Introduction & Variations on Nel cor piu non mi sento (Paisello) 12:27
(recorded 15/7/1945; previously unissued (matrices 2EA 10537/9)
Produced by Eric Wen; Transfers by Ward Marston & Jon Samuels
Biddulph give sincere thanks to Lord Menuhin and Jutta Schall-Emden for their help
 
CD 6 [77:22] NATHAN MILSTEIN (LAB 096)
Philharmonic-Symphony of New York conducted by John Barbirolli
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor (Op.26) [24:04]
Recorded 12/4/1942; first issued on Columbia 11855/7 D (matrices XCO 32668/73)
[1] I. Prelude: Allegro moderato 8:17
[2] II. Adagio 8:37
[3] III. Finale: Allegro energico 7:09
with Leopold Mittman (piano):
[4] Chopin (arr. Milstein): Nocturne in C-sharp minor 4:12
recorded on 30/12/1935; first issued Columbia 68480 D (matrix XCO 18463)
[5] Liszt (arr. Milstein) : Consolation No.3 3:47
recorded on 4/1/1936; first issued Columbia 68479 D (matrix XCO 18476)
[6] Wieniawski: Polonaise in D (Op.4) 4:16
recorded on 21/2/1936; (first issued Columbia 69032 D (matrix XCO 18706)
[7] Wieniawski: Romance (from Concerto No.2 in D minor) 4:37
recorded on 29/4/1937; first issued on Columbia 69032 D ( matrix XCO 20898)
[8] Szymanowski: Tarantelle: Presto appassionato 4:30
recorded on 25/4/1938; first issued on Columbia 69398 D (matrix XCO 22803)
[9] Smetana: Aus per Heimat: No.2 Andantino 4:52
recorded on 4/1/1936; first issued Columbia 68480 D (matrix XCO 18478)
[10] Kodály (arr. Milstein) Il pleut dans la ville (Op.ll No.3) 1:37
recorded on 25/4/1938; first issued on Columbia 17111 D (matrix XCO 22802)
Transfers David Lennick, Produced by Eric Wen.
 
CD7: [75:10] DAVID OISTRAKH:‘My Encores’ (ALC 1357 also 1CD)
[1] Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune                                4:37
[2] Manuel de Falla: Jota (from Suite Populaire Espagnole,
for violin & piano (arr. by Kochanski)   2:57
[3] Eugene Ysaÿe: Extase, Op.21    9:45
[4] Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Valse Scherzo in C major, Op.34     5:26
[5] Josef Suk: Love Song, Op.7, No.1 (Liebeslied) (arr.Kocian) 6:02
[6] Zoltan Kodály: Three Hungarian Folk Dances (Kállai kettos),
for violin & piano (authorized arr. Fejgin) 4:15
[7] Henryk Wieniawski: Légende in G minor, Op. 17               7:21
[8] Aleksander Zarzycki: Mazurka in G major for violin & piano, Op.26.   4:45
[9] Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances (Rumänische Volkstänze) 5:37
[10] Karel Szymanowski: The Fountain of Arethusa 5:17
[11] Pancho Vladigeroff: Song from the Bulgarian Suite, Op. 21/2 6:19
[12] Sergei Prokofiev: The Love for the Three Oranges (March) 1:33
[13] Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise (arr.violin & piano) Op.34/14 6:49
[14] Aram Khachaturian: Dance in B flat major 4:19
Mastered for ALTO by Paul Arden-Taylor (www.dinmore-records.co.uk)
 
CD8: [69:18] HENRYK SZERYNG: In Recital: Encores (LAW 022)
[1] Vitali: (arr.Leopold Charlier) Chaconne in G minor 9:59
[2] Tartini (tr.Kreisler): The Devil’s Trill 14:55
[3] Tartini (tr.Francescatti): Variations on a theme by Corelli 4:35
[4] Gluck (tr.Kreisler): Dance of the Blessed Spirits 3:06
[5] Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, Op.2 4:11
[6] Kreisler: Allegretto in the style of Boccherini 2:22
[7] Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin 1:52
[8] Schumann (tr. Heifetz): Prophetic Bird (Waldzenen, Op.82) 3:25
[9] Kreisler: Liebeslied 3:32 [10] Kreisler: Liebesfreud 3:40
[11] Halffter (tr. Heifetz): Danza de la Gitana 3:23
[12] Kreisler: Praeludium & Allegro in the style of Pugnani 5:17
[13] Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois, Op.3 3:38
[14] Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16 4:20
Recorded 1959-1962, mastered from RCA SB 2109 with additional tracks
Re-mastered 2018 by Paul Arden-Taylor (www.dinmore-records.co.uk)
 
CD 9 [77:55] JOSEPH SZIGETI [LAB 008, 1-3 from 007]
with Egon Petri (piano) 1937
Brahms Sonata No.3 in D minor
[1] I. Allegro 8:39
[2] II. Adagio 4:39
[3] III. Un poco presto e con sentimento 3:07
[4] IV. Presto agitato 6:17
with Nikita Magaloff (piano) Encores: 1933-7
[5] Elgar: Serenade 2:28
[6] Elgar Adieu 2:44
Warlock ‘Capriol’ Suite [7]-[9]
[7] I. Basse-danse: Allegro moderato 1:28
[8] II. Pavane: Allegretto, ma un poco lento 2:46
[9] III Mattachins: allegro con brio 1:02
[10] Lie: Snow 1:40
[11] Chabrier: Scherzo-valse 4:24
[12] Ravel: Pièce en forme d’habanera 2:26
[13] De Falla: Danse espagnole 3:10
[14] Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumble-Bee l:13
[15] Skryabin: Etude in Thirds 1:45
[16] Prokofiev: Gavotte 1:30
[17] Stravinsky: Pastorale 1:13
[18] Stravinsky: Danse Russe 2:39
[19] Szmanowski: Fontaine d’Aretheuse 5:31
[20] Hubay: Scene from the Csardas 6:18
with Béla Bartók (piano) 1930
Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances
[21] I. Joc cu bâtă: Allegro moderato 1:07
[22] II. Brâul: Allegro 0:24
[23] III. Pe loc: Andante 0:50
[24] IV. Bucieumeana: molto moderato l:29
[25] V. Poargă Romaneascä; Allegro 0:31
[26] VI. Măruntel; Allegro 0:56
Bartók: Hungárián Folk Tunes.
[27] I. Parlando – Andante non molto -Allegro vivace 3:44
[28] II. Andante sostenuto – Allegro 2:08
[29] III. Andante – Poco vivace 1:33
Transfers by Ward Marston; Producer Eric Wen
 
CD10: [72:56] MAXIM VENGEROV [LAW001]: ‘Debut’
[1] Schubert: Fantasy in C (D.934) 25:59
[2] Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo 5:51
[3] Ernst: Concert Variations on “The Last Rose of Summer 8:28
[4] Ysaÿe: Sonata in D minor “Ballade” 5:47
[5] Ravel: Tzigane 9:29
[6] Debussy (arr. Heifetz): Extract “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” 6:47
[7] Waxman: Fantasy on Themes from Bizet’s “Carmen” 10:31
Producer: Eric Wen; Recording Engineer: Bob Auger; Recording 3 & 4 July 1989, London

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