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Isaac Stern - A Life In Music - Sonatas


Release Date: 04/09/1996 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 67196   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFranz SchubertFranz Joseph HaydnJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Isaac SternEugene IstominDaniel BarenboimAlexander Zakin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 12 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 13 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 12 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1969 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 21 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 12 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 
Length: 17 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 
Length: 20 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 in A minor, Op. 23 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 
Length: 17 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 30 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 
Length: 23 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 7 in C minor, Op. 30 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1969 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 26 Minutes 16 Secs. 
7. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 96 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eugene Istomin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 
Length: 27 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 
Length: 24 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 8 in G major, Op. 30 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 
Length: 17 Minutes 55 Secs. 
10. Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D major, D 384/Op. 137 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  Grand Hall of UNESCO, Paris, France 
Length: 12 Minutes 44 Secs. 
11. Sonatina for Violin and Piano in A minor, D 385/Op. 137 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Studio Cle d'Ut, Paris, France 
Length: 22 Minutes 40 Secs. 
12. Rondo for Violin and Piano in B minor, D 895/Op. 70 "Rondo Brillant" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  Grand Hall of UNESCO, Paris, France 
Length: 15 Minutes 57 Secs. 
13. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, D 574/Op. 162 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  Grand Hall of UNESCO, Paris, France 
Length: 22 Minutes 26 Secs. 
14. Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D 934/Op. 159 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Studio Cle d'Ut, Paris, France 
Length: 25 Minutes 47 Secs. 
15. Concerto for Violin no 1 in C major, H 7a no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Harpsichord), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/12/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 20 Minutes 13 Secs. 
16. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1960 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 37 Minutes 8 Secs. 
17. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1960 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 20 Minutes 45 Secs. 
18. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1960 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 21 Minutes 4 Secs. 
19. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1959 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 27 Minutes 21 Secs. 
20. Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
Date of Recording: 01/04/1960 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 55 Secs. 
21. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in A minor, Op. 25 by George Enescu
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Romania 
Date of Recording: 01/11/1967 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 26 Minutes 13 Secs. 
22. Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
Date of Recording: 01/18/1946 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 12 Minutes 23 Secs. 
23. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/28/1959 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 29 Minutes 20 Secs. 
24. Sonata for Violin and Piano by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Aaron Copland (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1968 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
25. Baal shem by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1961 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 14 Minutes 13 Secs. 
26. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1946; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1953 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 26 Minutes 40 Secs. 
27. Sonatinas (2) for Piano, Op. 54: no 2 in G major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1953 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
28. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 03/22/1967 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 30 Minutes 16 Secs. 
29. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/27/1968 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 20 Minutes 7 Secs. 
30. Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 7 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1914; Preglhof 
Date of Recording: 05/07/1971 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
31. Caprice basque, Op. 24 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
32. Sonatas (6) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 8: no 3 in D - Largo espressivo by Gaetano Pugnani
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1774 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
33. Caprices (8) for Violin and Piano, Op. 5: no 2, Perpetuum mobile by Ottokar Novácek
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
34. Baal shem: 2nd movement, Nigun "Improvisation" by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
35. Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 9: no 3 in D major - 3rd movement, Sarabande by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; France 
Date of Recording: 08/12/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler
This selection shares a track & timing with "Tambourin." 
36. Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 9: no 3 in D major - 4th movement, Tambourin by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; France 
Date of Recording: 08/12/1953 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler
This selection shares a track & timing with "Sarabande." 
37. Serenade no 7 in D major, K 250 (248b) "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/12/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
38. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Furies by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/12/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
39. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 6, Valse sentimentale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 08/08/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Alexander Zakin 
40. Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/12/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Leopold Auer 
41. Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/07/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
42. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
43. King Roger, Op. 46: Roxana's Song by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1924; Poland 
Date of Recording: 08/12/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Pawel Kochanski 
44. Myths (3), Op. 30: no 1, La fontaine d'Aréthuse by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Poland 
Date of Recording: 08/12/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Pawel Kochanski 
45. Firebird Suite: Berceuse by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 08/12/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Samuel Dushkin 
46. Hora staccato by Grigoras Dinicu
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Romania 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz 
47. Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 8, Tijuca by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Claude Levy 
48. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 3 - Dance of the maidens by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
49. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Masks by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
50. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Pawel Kochanski 
51. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Pawel Kochanski 
52. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Pawel Kochanski 
53. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Pawel Kochanski 
54. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Pawel Kochanski 
55. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1947 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Pawel Kochanski 
56. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1020 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/06/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 10 Minutes 6 Secs. 
57. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1956 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 18 Minutes 57 Secs. 
58. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E minor, BWV 1023 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Alexander Zakin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1956 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Weimar, Germany (1714 - 1717). 
59. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, HWV 361/Op. 1 no 3 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1953 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 58 Secs. 
60. Sonatas (12) e una pastorale, Op. 1: no 10 in G minor, B g10 "Didone abbandona" by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Alexander Zakin (Piano), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1731 
Date of Recording: 08/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City 
Length: 12 Minutes 56 Secs. 
61. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 
Length: 35 Minutes 8 Secs. 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro con brio
II. Tema con Variazioni
III. Rondo. Allegro
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante più tosto allegretto
III. Allegro piacévole
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Adagio con molto espressione
III. Rondo. Allegro molto
I. Presto
II. Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto espressivo
III. Allegretto con variazioni
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo. Allegro
IV. Finale. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio espressivo
III. Scherzo. Allegro
IV. Poco allegretto

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