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Brahms: Violin Sonata No 1, Etc / Szigeti, Et Al

Release Date: 03/28/2006 
Label:  Biddulph   Catalog #: 80212   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Joseph SzigetiMieczyslaw HorszowskiMilton KatimsPaul Tortelier,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Biddulph has diligently presented the unique art of Joseph Szigeti in recent releases, and this Brahms disc will have even further appeal to those who appreciate the great performers of the past. The participation of pianists Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Myra Hess, violinist Milton Katims (best known as a former conductor of the Seattle Symphony) and cellist Paul Tortelier makes this an ìall-starî recital indeed. Szigeti recorded all three of the Brahms Sonatas with Horszowski over a decadeís time (Sonatas 1 and 2 for Columbia, and the Third in stereo for Mercury). This recording of the Quartet was done at the famous Casals Festival in Prades during the summer of 1952. Myra Hess and Szigeti had first played together some 40 years earlier while Read more the violinist was still in his teens in London. This happy reunion resulted in several other chamber music recordings of music by Brahms and Schubert as well. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Joseph Szigeti (Violin), Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/20/1951 
Length: 27 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording.1951 - 1952 
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Milton Katims (Viola), Paul Tortelier (Cello), Joseph Szigeti (Violin),
Myra Hess (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1875; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
Venue:  Casals Festival, Prades, France 
Length: 37 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording.1951 - 1952 

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