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Heritage Michael Rabin - The Early Years - Paganini, Et Al


Release Date: 06/29/1999 
Label:  Sony Classical Masterworks Catalog #: 60894   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Niccolò PaganiniAntonín DvorákHenri WieniawskiPablo de Sarasate,   ... 
Performer:  Michael RabinArtur BalsamOssy RenardyWalter Robert
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The musical world lost one of its greatest virtuosos when violinist Michael Rabin died at the age of 36 in 1972. Rabin initially studied the violin with his father, a violinist with the New York Philharmonic. Young Michael moved on to intense study with legendary violinist Ivan Galamian and made his public debut at the age of 10. By the time he was 13 he had made his Carnegie Hall debut and he'd caught the attention of the famous conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos. Mitropoulos called him 'the genius violinist of tomorrow already equipped with all that is necessary to be a great artist.'
This disc is another entry in the Masterworks Heritage series and features recordings Rabin made in the 1950s. The centerpiece of the recording is Rabin's
Read more astounding interpretation of the Op. 1 Caprices of Nicolò Paganini. Rabin's technique is stunning and features furious double stopping and rapid-fire runs. Equally breathtaking are his performances of music by Dvorak, Wieniawski, Kreisler and Bizet. The recording, like other Masterworks Heritage discs, includes photos of the artist and the original artwork from the 1950s LPs. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 1 in E major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 5 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 9 in E major "La chasse" by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 11 in C major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
5.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 13 in B flat major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
6.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 14 in E flat major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 16 in G minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 17 in E flat major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
9.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 18 in C major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
10.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 21 in A major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
11.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1950 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin), Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1952 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
13.
Etudes-Caprices (8) for 2 Violins, Op. 18: no 4 in A minor by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin), Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; St. Petersburg, Russ 
Date of Recording: 03/18/1952 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
14.
Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra/Piano, Op. 25: Finale by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin), Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1883 
Date of Recording: 03/18/1952 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
15.
La chasse in the style of Cartier by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin), Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/18/1952 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
16.
Sea-Shell by Carl Engel
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin), Artur Balsam (Piano)
Date of Recording: 03/05/1952 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Efrem Zimbalist 
17.
Banjo and Fiddle by William Kroll
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin), Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1952 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
18.
Caprices (8) for Violin and Piano, Op. 5: no 2, Perpetuum mobile by Ottokar Novácek
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 01/29/1953 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
19.
Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835 
Date of Recording: 01/29/1953 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
20.
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Date of Recording: 01/29/1953 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
21.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: no 1, Romanza andaluza by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Ossy Renardy (Violin), Walter Robert (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879 
Date of Recording: 10/20/1938 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
22.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: no 2, Jóta Navarra by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879 
Date of Recording: 10/20/1938 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
23.
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 
Date of Recording: 03/29/1939 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
24.
Adiós montañas mias, Op. 37 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896 
Date of Recording: 03/29/1939 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
25.
Sonatas (6) for Violin and Guitar, Op. 3: no 6 in E minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1938 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Caprice No. 1, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 5, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 9, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 11, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 13, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 14, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 16, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 17, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 18, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 21, from Op. 1
Caprice No. 24, from Op. 1
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E minor, Op. 46
Caprice in A minor
Concert fantasies on Carmen, Op. 25 - Finale
La Chasse
Sea Shell
Banjo and Fiddle
Perpetuum mobile
Perpetuum mobile, Op. 11
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20, No. 1
Romanza Andaluza (Danse espagnole No. 3), Op. 22, No. 1
Jota Navarra (Danse espagnole No. 4), Op. 22, No. 2
Zapateado (Danse espagnole No. 6), Op. 23 No. 2
Adiós montañas mias (Danse espagnole) [Celebre Zortzico], Op. 37
Sonata No. 12 in E minor

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