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Classical Violin Giants (10 CDs)
Classical Violin Giants (10 CDs)

Classical Violin Giants (10 CDs)

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10 CD box set containing eight original albums of the greatest violin legends of the 20th century, including Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Joseph Szigeti, Jascha Heifetz, Henryk Szeryng, Nathan Milstein, Zino Francescatti, Michael Rabin and others. They are accompanied by world-famous conductors such as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Georg Solti, Lorin Maazel, Thomas Beecham and others. The greatest composers have written masterpieces for the violin, which are still among the highlights of our concert life. Beethoven and Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bach and the great magician on the violin, Nicolo Paganini, are represented here with their work, presented by artists whose names have become legendary themselves.

Disc 1.
Khachaturian: Violin Concerto in D minor,
David Oistrakh (Vln)
Aram Khachaturian commander, Soviet National Philharmonic Orchestra

Kabalevsky: Violin Concerto Op.48
David Oistrakh (Vln)
Dmitri Kabalevsky Conductor, Soviet National Symphony Orchestra

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
David Oistrakh (Vln)
Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra
1954


Disc. 2
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Op.35
Isaac Stern (Vln)
Lorin Conducted by Mazere, Luzern Festival Orchestra
1958 Live Recording

Sibelius: Violin Concerto Op.47
Isaac Stern (Vln)
Conducted by Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
1954 Recording


Disc. 3
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Op.64
Yehudi Menuhin (Vln)
Conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler , Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
recorded in 1952

Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor, Op. 40
Yehudi Menuhin (Vln) RCA Victor String Ensemble
1952 Recording

Berg: Violin Concerto "In the Memories of an Angel"
Joseph Szigeti (Vln)
Conducted by Dimitris Mitropulos , NBC Symphony Orchestra
1945 Live Recording


Disc. 4
Korngold: Violin Concerto Op.35
Jascha Heifetz (Vln)
Conducted by Alfred Wassenstein, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
1953 Recording

Lalo: Sinfonie Espagnole Op.21
Jascha Heifetz (Vln)
William Steinberg Conductor, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
1947 Recording

Wienawski: Violin Concerto No. 2
Jascha Heifetz (Vln)
Eisler Solomon Conductor, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
1951 Recording

Kreisler: Concerto in the style of Vivaldi
Fritz Kreisler (Vln)
Donald Vorhees, Conductor, RCA Victor String Ensemble
Recorded in 1945


Disc. 5
Dvorak: Violin Concerto Op.53 
Nathan Milstein (Vln)
Conducted by Antal Dorati, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
1951 Recording

Glazunov: Violin Concerto Op.82
Nathan Milstein (Vln)
Conducted by Eisler Solomon, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
1949 Recording

Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 4
Henryk Szeryng (Vln)
Conducted by Hans Rasbout, Southwest German Broadcasting Symphony 
1955 recording


Disc 6.
Brahms: Violin Concerto Op.77
Ginette Neveu (Vln)
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt conductor, Northwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
1948 recorded live

Schumann: violin Concerto in d minor
Henryk Szeryng (Vln)
Hans Rosbout Conductor, Southwest German Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra
1957 Recording


Disc. 7
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Ida Handel (Vln)
Rafael Kubelik Conductor, Philharmonia Orchestra
1948 Recording

JS Bach: Unaccompanied Violin Partita No. 2 No. BWV 1004 & No. 3 BWV 1006
Gino Francescatti (Vln)
Recorded in 1950 and 1952


Disc. 8
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Michael Levin (Vln)
Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted by Rovro von Matachic
, Recorded in 1955

Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 2
Yehudi Menuhin (Vln)
Conducted by Anatole Fistulari , Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted in
1952

Ravel: Zigane
Christian Ferras (Vln)
Georges Sebastian Conductor, Belgian National Orchestra
1953 Recording


CD 9
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 K.216
Leonid Cogan (Vln)
Otto Ackermann Conductor, Philharmonia Orchestra
1957 Recording

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 K. 218
Arthur Grumiaux (Vln)
Conductor Ernesto Bourg, Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
1959 Recording

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 K.219
Wolfgang Schneiderhan (Vln)
Ferdinand Leitner Conductor, Vienna Symphony Orchestra
1952 Recording


CD 10
Beethoven: Violin Concerto Op.61
Gerhard Tashner (Vln)
Conducted by Georg Solti, Berlin Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded in 1952

Fortner: Violin Concerto
Gerhard Taschner (Vln)
Conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler, Berlin Philharmoniker Orchestra
1949 Live Recording