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Erica Morini, Vol 1


Release Date: 07/11/2006 
Label:  Doremi Records   Catalog #: 7762  
Composer:  Henri WieniawskiWolfgang Amadeus MozartPablo de SarasateThomas Koschat,   ... 
Performer:  Erica MoriniMax LannerLouis KentnerAlice Morini,   ... 
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Blending scrupulous musicianship with a superb technique, Erica Morini dazzled audiences for a good part of the 20th century. Many violinists, such as Anne Sophie Mutter, consider her to be "one of the greatest." Morini retired from the concert stage in 1976 and her recorded legacy dates mostly from before 1950; thus, the general public is largely unfamiliar with this great artist. This compilation of some of her best recordings, both studio and live, from 1921 to 1944 should go far in remedying this situation.
While Morini exhibits the full range of her prodigious technique in Wieniawski's showpiece concerto, her artistry shines even more brightly in the more exposed textures of the Mozart Sonata in B-flat, the Sarasate Romanza, and the
Read more Fritz Kreisler transcription of Gluck's haunting "Dance of the Blessed Spirits." In these pieces and throughout this recording, one will continually marvel at Morini's hallmark combination of impeccable intonation, luscious tone, intelligent musicianship, and unparalleled staccato playing. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; St. Petersburg, Russ 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1944 
Length: 18 Minutes 11 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22: 2nd movement, Romance by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin), Max Lanner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; St. Petersburg, Russ 
Date of Recording: 1944 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K 454 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Louis Kentner (Piano), Erica Morini (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 19 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: no 1, Romanza andaluza by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Alice Morini (Piano), Erica Morini (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879 
Date of Recording: 1921 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
Forsaken by Thomas Koschat
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin), Michael Raucheisen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
6.
Hungarian Dance in G major by Tivadar Nachéz
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin), Michael Raucheisen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
7.
Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin), Michael Raucheisen (Piano)
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
8.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Furies by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin), Michael Raucheisen (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
9.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: no 1, Romanza andaluza by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Charlton Keith (Piano), Erica Morini (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
10.
Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Charlton Keith (Piano), Erica Morini (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 

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