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Violin Concertos [live Recordings] / Francescatti


Release Date: 02/28/2006 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1171   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Zino FrancescattiRobert CasadesusEugenis Bagnoli
Conductor:  André CluytensErich LeinsdorfPaul KletzkiAntal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire ParisORTF National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 4 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During the late 1930s the Great Depression was still raging. Kreisler, Heifetz, the young Menuhin, Szigeti and Milstein represented the topmost echelon of violinists in box office draw, followed by Elman, Huberman, Spalding, the young Ricci and Morini. Many a European violinistic luminary had made an American debut during the Depression years, hoping for success. Despite everything, the United States was still the Mecca for musical artists, in terms of financial reward. But in the face of intense competition only a violinist of the very highest qualificationsóand one whose musical personality and character were in some measure different from those of the reigning eliteócould hope to launch a top-level concertizing career. Such an artist Read more was RenÈ Charles (Zino) Francescatti. At thirty-seven, he was already a fully seasoned performer when he made his American debut in November, 1939, playing the Paganini Concerto No. 1 (complete version) with the New York Philharmonic. His rise to stardom had been long and arduous, but he was recognized eventually not only as the heir to Thibaud, once the ìgreatest French violinist,î but also as one of the worldís leading violinists. Fellow-violinist Henry Roth said: ìAs a bravura technician, Francescatti belongs in the first rank. And what is more importantóhe never sacrifices beauty of sound or sincerity of purpose in the interest of technical exhibitionism.îó This collection features never-before-released live performance recordings of favorite concertos and chamber works he excelled in. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1946 
Length: 24 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
2. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1946 
Length: 43 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
3. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/23/1969 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
Length: 37 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
4. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/05/1970 
Length: 34 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
5. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 7 in C minor, Op. 30 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin), Robert Casadesus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/30/1963 
Length: 24 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
6. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Eugenis Bagnoli (Piano), Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/09/1958 
Venue:  Live  Besançon, France 
Length: 21 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
7. Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Eugenis Bagnoli (Piano), Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Date of Recording: 09/09/1958 
Venue:  Live  Besançon, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
8. Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/09/1958 
Venue:  Live  Besançon, France 
Length: 16 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
9. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin), Eugenis Bagnoli (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1961 
Venue:  Live  Bordeaux, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
10. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eugenis Bagnoli (Piano), Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1961 
Venue:  Live  Bordeaux, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
11. Introduction and Variations for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 13 "Di tanti palpiti" by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin), Eugenis Bagnoli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1961 
Venue:  Live  Bordeaux, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
12. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Eugenis Bagnoli (Piano), Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 09/09/1958 
Venue:  Live  Besançon, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
13. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/03/1972 
Length: 26 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
14. Sonatinas (2) for Piano, Op. 54: no 2 in G major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Eugenis Bagnoli (Piano), Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1961 
Venue:  Live  Bordeaux, France 
Length: 21 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 

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