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Legendary Treasures - Pnina Salzman Vol 4

Release Date: 02/15/2005 
Label:  Doremi Records   Catalog #: 7852   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Robert SchumannJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Pnina Salzman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tel Aviv String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Pnina Salzman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tel Aviv String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Pnina Salzman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tel Aviv String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1864; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Masterpeace from Tel Aviv quartet and Pnina Saltz April 10, 2012 By Reuven Holzer (Herzlia, Israel) See All My Reviews "The real reason I wanted to buy this CD is becasue I wanted to hear a recording of the legendary Tel Aviv quartet.
Tel Aviv quartet was constituted on three leaders of The Israeli Phylharmonic. Haim Taub who was one of te Konzert-Meisters, Daniel Benyamini who was the principal Viola player and Uzi Wiesel who was the principal Cello player.
I never heard them on live performance. I only heard fregments of their playing in youtube, and also some of Daniel Benyamini's performances.
In 1983 I did attend a recital of Daniel Benyamini where he played with a pianist two pieces by D. Schostakovitz and one by J. Brahms. I still remember the voice coming out of his viola, it was something to remember. He was THE master of viola in his time, and frankly, I am not sure if any one today can make viola sound like that once again.....
If any one want to hear his playing in youtube there is a piece "Two leaders for Viola and piano with a singer" by Brahms with Leonard Bernstein on piano and soprano Christa Ludwig.
Any how the two pieced in this CD do represents the quality of playing I heard in this recital. It is not the best recording you can get, however, you can imaging the sound in the hall (it is a live recording). It does represent the sound these guys could produce out of their instruments. Their style is modern as if it was recorded now days. I compare it to a performance with Isac Stern and I can tell that this is an old recording : Heavy and over dramatic. These guys do it lightly with a grace only the pianist Arthur Rubinstein had in their times.
Just to mention here, that I am a big fun of the viola as an instrument. I even like it better then the violin.
And just to mention the great great Haim Taub, which I did not hear much of his playing (my sorrow....), however he was ever a great teacher of great successors, including Guy Braunstein who is today one of Berliner Phylharmoniker's Konzer Meisters.
The bottom line is that this is not such a good recording (technically) however, the performers worth the effort. I like it very much and I would rate it 5 (highest rank) despite the technical issue."
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