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Great Violinists Vol 18 - Ossy Renardy


Release Date: 11/25/2003 
Label:  Symposium   Catalog #: 1311   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Niccolò PaganiniAleksander ZarzyckiAntonín DvorákHeinrich Wilhelm Ernst,   ... 
Performer:  Ossy RenardyWalter RobertLeo Taubman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Oskar Reiss was born in Vienna on April 26, 1920, the son of a waiter and a waitress. At five he heard a neighbor playing a violin and persuaded his parents to buy one for him. He seems to have had no regular teacher, but over a period of eight years seems to have picked up what he could from this neighbor and others, and to have practiced five and six hours each day. He was becoming known by his tenth year and his formal debut took place in Vienna in 1933. In October of that year he joined a variety show in Merano, Italy, playing alongside a juggler, a trick cyclist, a strongman, a dancer and a comedian. The showís manager suggested that he should change his name to Ossi Renardi. This led to his playing Schubertís A major sonata and Read more Paganiniís D major concerto in Meranoís Casino. He was a sensation and at once went on to tour Italy. In May 1934, he returned to Vienna, now Ossy Renardy. A broadcast on Italian radio being heard by an American concert managerís wife led to a tour of the American mid-West in 1937. His New York debut at Town Hall in January 1938, was reported internationally. With the forthcoming centenary of Paganiniís death in mind, his first Carnegie Hall concert in October 1939, included the entire 24 Caprices. That was the second half; the first contained the so-called Nardini Concerto in e minor, Dvorakís Sonatina and the Symphonie Espagnole by Lalo. The next year, the actual centenary of Paganiniís death, the set of Caprices transferred here was made. When the US entered the War, Renardy enlisted and in 1943, he became an American citizen. By 1945, he had given 490 concerts to entertain the troops. On December 3, 1953, he was traveling by car to give a recital in Monte Vista. There was a collision near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Renardyís accompanist, Walter Robert and his violin were not harmed, but he was killed instantly. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Ossy Renardy (Violin), Walter Robert (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Notes: Arranged: David 
2.
Mazurka for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 26 by Aleksander Zarzycki
Performer:  Ossy Renardy (Violin), Walter Robert (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1884; Poland 
3.
Ballad for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 15 no 1/B 139 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Ossy Renardy (Violin), Walter Robert (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Bohemia 
4.
Airs hongrois variés for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 22 by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Performer:  Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
5.
Adiós montañas mias, Op. 37 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896 
6.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23: no 2, Zapateado by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880 
7.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 8 in E minor by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Leo Taubman (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700; Rome, Italy 

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