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Erica Morini In Concert - Tchaikovsky, Brahms


Release Date: 01/28/2003 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1116   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Erica Morini
Conductor:  Jascha HorensteinGeorge Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National OrchestraPhilharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Allan Evans, producer of two Morini collections wrote: "Erica Morini was born in Vienna in 1904 and was one of the last truly mythic violinists in history. In the 1920s and 1930s she became a staple of European musical life. She often collaborated with Wilhelm Furtwangler and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra until Nazi Germany came into power. Morini, being Jewish, fled to the United States to avoid persecution during the War. She continued her career in New York and became part of the generation of great mid-century violinists including Nathan Milstein, Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Kreisler. Milstein, after his final appearance with Morini in Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, confided to her: `Erica, we are the last! Only with you do Read more I want to play the double concerto.' Just before she died in 1995 at the age of 91, her 300 year old Davidoff Stradivarius was stolen out of her apartment in New York, along with historic pictures, scores and letters. The Stradivarius was worth $3.5 million and there is a reward of $100,000 for information leading to the recovery of this rare instrument." This CD presents two previously unreleased public performance recordings from recently discovered broadcast transcriptions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin)
Conductor:  Jascha Horenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/19/1957 
Venue:  Live  Paris, France 
Length: 32 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Erica Morini (Violin)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1952 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 35 Minutes 27 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta: Andante
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

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