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Milstein - Encores - Kreisler, Debussy, Szymanowski, Et Al


Release Date: 07/13/1999 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 66872   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsClaude DebussyGabriel FauréFritz Kreisler,   ... 
Performer:  Nathan MilsteinLeon PommersCarlo BussottiRudolf Firkusny
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This compilation disc of performances by violinist Nathan Milstein is a welcome addition to any collection. Digitally remastered, the sound quality is excellent and Milstein's brilliant playing is crystal clear as a result. With the exception of Debussy's Violin Sonata in G minor heard in its entirety, the disc is comprised of mainly short works, often performed as encores as the title suggests. It is fascinating to hear Milstein fly through Kreisler novelties with breathless abandon and then switch gears in lyrical and more contemplative works such as the Szymanowski Nocturne and the lovely Schumann Intermezzo. The standouts on the recording are the rhythmically complex Burlesca by Josef Suk and (as mentioned earlier) the Debussy. These Read more two works are performed with pianist Rudolf Firkusny, and their partnership creates a sound that is both dynamic and profound. In addition, the overall diversity of repertoire on the disc will most certainly interest a broad listener base. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Waltz for Violin and Piano in A major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 47th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
2.
Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Carlo Bussotti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1953-54 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1960 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 12 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4.
Préludes, Book 1: no 12, Minstrels by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Hartmann 
5.
Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6.
Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7.
Siciliano and Rigaudon in the style of Francoeur by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
8.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 10 in C major - Tambourin by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1734; France 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
9.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 1, Andante espressivo in G major "May Breezes" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
10.
Canti (3) for Vln/Cel and Piano: no 3, Appassionato by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
11.
Marionettes (7): no 2, Poupée valsante by Eduard Poldini
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
12.
Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
13.
Pieces (12) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 85: no 12, Abendlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
14.
Sonata for Violin and Piano "FAE": 2nd mvt, Intermezzo by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Carlo Bussotti (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1953-54 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
15.
Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 17: no 4, Burlesca by Josef Suk
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1953-54 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
16.
Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28 by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 9 Minutes 52 Secs. 
17.
Myths (3), Op. 30: no 1, La fontaine d'Aréthuse by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
18.
Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in B minor, HWV 367b/Op. 1 no 9: 6th movement, Andante by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studio A, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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