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Paganini & Beyond: Critic's Choice


Release Date: 04/15/2016 
Label:  Praga   Catalog #: 250338   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Niccolň PaganiniFranz LisztJohannes BrahmsKarol Szymanowski,   ... 
Performer:  Michael RabinGéza AndaThomas ZehetmairSilke Avenhaus,   ... 
Conductor:  Ferenc FricsayFritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Piano Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolň Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/09/1958 
Venue:  Los Angeles, Capitol Records 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 6 in A minor "Theme and Variations" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Géza Anda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Live  London 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3.
Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Géza Anda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1863; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1953 
Venue:  London, Studio No. 3, Abbey Road 
Length: 15 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
Three Paganini Caprices, Op. 40 No. 3 in A minor: III. Vivace by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Thomas Zehetmair (Violin), Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1918 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Birmingham 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos by Witold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Piano Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Poland 
Date of Recording: 04/07/2002 
Venue:  Prague 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
6.
Variations on a Theme of Niccolň Paganini, Op. 26 by Boris Blacher
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1952 
Venue:  Berlin, Jesus-Christus Kirche 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
7.
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/16/1956 
Venue:  Chicago, Symphony Hall 
Length: 18 Minutes 2 Secs. 

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