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Beethoven, Mozart: Violin Concertos / Joseph Szigeti, Et Al

Release Date: 12/24/2002 
Label:  Opus Kura   Catalog #: 2029   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Joseph Szigeti
Conductor:  Bruno WalterSir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  British Symphony OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joseph Szigeti (1892-1973) was born in Budapest, Hungary. He was first given lessons by his father and uncle, and became a pupil of Hubay at the Budapest Academy. He began to play in public when he was ten and made his debut in Berlin in 1905. After his London debut in 1907, he remained in Britain until 1913. During this time, he gave the premiere of Hamilton Harty's Violin Concerto which was composed for him. His musical activity was interrupted by World War I. After the War, he dramatically expanded his concert career. He visited the Soviet Union eleven times between 1924 and 1927 and introduced Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto in Leningrad in 1924, while the composer was still in the West. At about the same time he made his American Read more debut. During the 1930s, he toured extensively in the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa. During the 1920s and 1930s, he was the principal violinist for Columbia Records, just the way Fritz Kreisler was for HMV. Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Joseph Szigeti (Violin)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  British Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1932 
Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Joseph Szigeti (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1934 

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