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Vasa Prihoda - The Violin Vol 10 - Dvorak, Tartini, Et Al


Release Date: 02/27/2001 
Label:  Symposium   Catalog #: 1266   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákJohann Sebastian BachGiuseppe TartiniNiccolò Paganini,   ... 
Performer:  Vasa PrihodaOtto Graf
Conductor:  Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The program for this CD has been chosen from Vasa Prihoda's superb Deutsche Gramophon-Polydor records made in the late 1930s and early 1940s; they were beautifully engineered and had only limited distribution. The most important performance is that of the Dvorak concerto which, despite being given with a German orchestra and Dutch-born, naturalized German conductor, is a welcome corrective to the lack of stylistic consciousness shown in the piece by today's jet-set soloists. In discussions about schools of violin playing, we hear little about the Czech school; yet fiddlers from the Czech lands played an enormous role in European music from the Baroque era onwards, and the so-called Russian school, which now rules the world, had important Read more Czech elements in it. Vasa Prihoda, whose centenary fell in the year 2000, had his heyday in the interwar years and was thought of initially as a virtuoso, which tended to obscure his more lasting virtues. This program includes, besides the celebrated Dvorak performance, music by Paganini and other "fireworks" for which he was famous, as well as an excellent Bach performance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Vasa Prihoda (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1880; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 1943 
Length: 33 Minutes 44 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vasa Prihoda (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1943 
Length: 15 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, B g5 "Devil's Trill" by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Vasa Prihoda (Violin), Otto Graf (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1939 
Length: 15 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4. Introduction and Variations on Paisiello's "Nel cor più non mi sento", Op. 38 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Otto Graf (Piano), Vasa Prihoda (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1820 
Date of Recording: 1938 
Length: 7 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Vása Príhoda 
5. La ronde des lutins, Op. 25 by Antonio Bazzini
Performer:  Otto Graf (Piano), Vasa Prihoda (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1847; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1935 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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