Notes and Editorial Reviews
...My one criticism of this admirable set is that, in some cases, significant recordings are represented by individual movements — which means that only the third movement of Elly Ney's 1939 Brahms Second Concerto, the first of Melichar's 1934 Fifth Brandenburg Concerto and the finales to Schumann's Cello Concerto (Mainardi) and Sibelius's Violin Concerto (Ignatius) are included. On the other hand, we do hear Geza Anda's rare 1943 recording of Schumann's Etudes symphoniques [on
DG 459003] complete, as well as the whole of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto with Samuel Dushkin as soloist and the composer himself conducting. Both are memorable...
-- Gramophone [12/1998, reviewing the Centenary Collection box set]
The only complete concerto here is Stravinsky's for violin in its premiere (1935) recording with Samuel Dushkin and the composer conducting, an account that has been available for some time on a Biddulph CD that I have not heard. The DG transfer is one of the best in this set: It is relatively quiet and has ample presence. Despite some technical slips from the soloist, the performance features an apt tartness absent from the solo playing in Stravinsky's stereo remake with violinst Isaac Stern...
-- Mortimer H. Frank, FANFARE [5/1999]
Works on This Recording
Concerto for Violin in D major by Igor Stravinsky
Samuel Dushkin (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931; France
Date of Recording: 1935
Venue: Paris, France
Length: 20 Minutes 19 Secs.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Paul Van Kempen
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1941
Venue: Berlin, Germany
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs.
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