WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Double Concertos - Bach, Mozart, Brahms / Heifetz, Et Al


Release Date: 01/11/2000 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 63531   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus MozartJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha HeifetzErick FriedmanThornton LofthouseWilliam Primrose,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm SargentIzler SolomonAlfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony OrchestraRCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The artistry of Jascha Heifetz as collaborator comes vividly to life again through this sensitive remastering of three of his Living Sound performances for RCA Victor. These recordings date from the late 1950s and early 60s and perhaps most notable was his pairing with the cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Their performance of the Brahms Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello showcases the two artists at the height of their mature powers in music tailored to their coolly Romantic musical temperaments.
Heifetz chose his then-recent former student, Erick Friedman, to accompany him in the Bach Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, and it will come as no surprise when one hears the mutual sympathy in their playing, making this performance, in
Read more particular, a rare gem. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Erick Friedman (Violin), Thornton Lofthouse (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1961 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), William Primrose (Viola)
Conductor:  Izler Solomon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/02/1956 
Venue:  Republic Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 26 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1960 
Venue:  Republic Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 28 Minutes 57 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Vivace
Largo ma non tanto
Allegro
Allegro maestoso
Andante
Presto
Allegro
Andante
Vivace non troppo

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook