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Rubinstein, Heifetz, Piatigorsky

Beethoven / Rubinstein / Heifetz / Piatigorski
Release Date: 05/06/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 92841  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFrédéric ChopinFelix MendelssohnClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Artur RubinsteinJascha HeifetzGregor Piatigorsky
Conductor:  Antal DorátiDonald VoorheesSir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraBell Telephone Hour OrchestraBBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The performance of the Beethoven 4th Concerto was filmed at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 7 December 1967; the Chopin Polonaise at the Royal Festival Hall, 26 May 1968; the Heifetz performances in 1969; and the Walton Concerto at the Royal Albert Hall, 13 February 1957. La fille aux cheveux de lin was arranged by Heifetz for violin and orchestra.

The best thing on the program is the Beethoven, as fine an interpretation as I’ve ever heard, clear and classically proportioned with no inappropriate overstatement. Rubinstein’s face shows concentration and absorption; one cannot imagine that somebody else wrote this music, or that it could be played any other way than this (curiously, the annotator seems to think this is an
Read more eccentric performance). Dorati looks like he’s pounding his fists on a table much of the time, but, whatever it takes, the orchestra sounds great. Here one can relax and enjoy the music. The audience certainly did; here one can aptly say the applause exploded.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
3.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 1st movement, Allegro molto appassionato by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
4.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
5.
Hora staccato by Grigoras Dinicu
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Romania 
6.
Concerto for Cello by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1974; England 

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