Ultimate Violin Classics

Ultimate Violin Classics

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Ultimate Violin Classics: The Essential Masterpieces would be an appropriate title for this five-disc set of performances taken from EMI's archives, if it weren't for the word "The." These are certainly many of the greatest works for violin, but there are too many obvious omissions -- solos by Bach, concertos by Bach,

Overview

Ultimate Violin Classics: The Essential Masterpieces would be an appropriate title for this five-disc set of performances taken from EMI's archives, if it weren't for the word "The." These are certainly many of the greatest works for violin, but there are too many obvious omissions -- solos by Bach, concertos by Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Brahms, to name just a few -- for this to be considered a definitive collection of violin masterpieces. The collection is diverse: sonatas by Beethoven; concertos by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Bruch; and many small encore-type works for violin and piano. The performers include some of the greatest violinists of the mid- to late 20th century: David Oistrakh, Henryk Szeryng, Ruggiero Ricci, and Arthur Grumiaux. The recordings were made from the 1950s to the 1970s, so the sound is not up to 21st century standards, but it's very fine for its era. The collection should interest listeners looking for an assortment of violin music of many eras and styles, beautifully played.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2007
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947583714
catalogNumber:
000895302
Rank:
45115

Tracks

  1. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  2. Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 26
  3. Havanaise, in E major for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 83
  4. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28
  5. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
  6. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
  7. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219
  8. Sonata for violin & piano No. 9 in A major ("Kreutzer"), Op. 47
  9. Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24
  10. Sicilienne for keyboard in E flat
  11. Serenade No. 7 for orchestra in D major ("Haffner"), K. 250 (K. 248b): Rondo, K250
  12. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody), various arrangements (from "Orfeo ed Euridice")
  13. Andaluza (Playera), for guitar or other instrument (arrangement of No. 5 of 12 Spanish Dances)
  14. Schön Rosmarin, for violin & piano
  15. Liebesleid "Love's Sorrow" for violin & piano
  16. Liebesfreud "Love's Joy" for violin & piano
  17. Work(s): Allegro
  18. Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in D Minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 11), Op. 3/11, RV 565: Siciliano
  19. Tambourin for violin & piano (transcription of work by Leclair)
  20. Minuet for piano in G major, WoO 10/2
  21. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
  22. Humoresque No. 7 for piano in G flat major, B. 187/7 (Op. 101/7)
  23. Thaïs, lyric comedy in 3 acts: Meditation
  24. Valse sentimentale, for piano (or violin & piano) in F minor, Op. 51/6
  25. Largo for violin & piano in F sharp
  26. Rondino on A Theme by Beethoven for violin & piano
  27. Andantino in the Style of Padre Martini, for violin & piano
  28. La capricieuse -- morceau de genre, for violin & piano, Op. 17
  29. Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1
  30. España, album leaves (6) for piano, Op. 165, B. 37: No. 2 Tango
  31. Valse Triste, for violin & piano
  32. Estrellita, for guitar
  33. Belshazzar's Feast (Belsazars gästabud), suite for orchestra (or piano), Op. 51: No. 3 Nocturne
  34. Se tu m'ami, for voice & piano (spurious; by A. Parisotti)
  35. Ständchen ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4
  36. Divertimento No. 17 for 2 horns & strings in D major, K. 334 (K.320b): Menuetto
  37. Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
  38. Sonatina for violin & piano in G major ("Indian Lament"), B. 183 (Op. 100): Larghetto
  39. Meditation on Prelude No. 1 of Bach, for violin or cello & piano with organ or cello ad lib. (or other instrumental arrangements)
  40. Sonata for violin & guitar in E minor, Op. 3/6, MS 27/6
  41. Songs my mother taught me (Als die alte Mutter), song for voice & piano (Gypsy Melodies), B. 104/4 (Op. 55/4)
  42. Souvenir de Moscou, deux airs russes, for violin & orchestra, Op. 6
  43. Pièce en forme de Habanera, for solo instrument & keyboard (arr.)
  44. Zigeunerweisen, for violin & piano (or orchestra) ("Gypsy Airs"), Op. 20
  45. Allegro in G major, for orchestra
  46. Les berceaux, song for voice & piano in B flat minor, Op. 23/1
  47. Tzigane, rhapsodie de concert, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
  48. Baal Shem: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra): Nigun
  49. Adagio for violin (or viola or cello) & piano

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