Great Soloists from the Richard Itter Archive

Release Date: 5/17/2019
Label: ICA Classics
Catalog Number: ICAC5159
Number of Discs: 4

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$29.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This release documents an amazing array of concerto soloists, caught at various stages of their careers in the four years 1953-1956. Among them are several with claims to be the finest exponents of their particular concertos- notably David Oistrakh playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in a broadcast from the BBC Studios in 1954, and Dennis Brain in two Mozart Horn Concertos from 1953 and 1954 respectively along with Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1, from 1956. For those collectors looking for rare artists who were less well known to the general public, the Italian violinist Gioconda de Vito and the French virtuoso pianist Monique de la Brouchollerie are represented; the former with a wonderfully spontaneous account of Viotti’s Violin Concerto No. 22 from 1953, while Brouchollerie adds a scintillating performance of Rachmaninov’s Paganini Variations from 1955. The remaining artists in the set are well known to collectors and the public alike. The great Polish violinist Ida Haendel recorded the Sibelius Concerto and her live performances including this 1955 Prom account were praised by the composer himself. The Italian violinist Alfredo Campoli became one of Britain’s most beloved musicians and this broadcast of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole from 1954 captures his sweet tone perfectly.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Russia
2. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Ida Haendel (Violin)
Conductor: Basil Cameron
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905 ; Finland
3. Concerto for Violin no 22 in A minor, G 97 by Giovanni Battista Viotti
Performer: Gioconda De Vito (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1792-1797 ; Italy
4. Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard Lalo
Performer: Alfredo Campoli (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; France
5. Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Russia
6. Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
7. Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; USA
8. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Monique de la Bruchollerie (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; USA
9. Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Dennis Brain (Horn)
Conductor: Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Dennis Brain (Horn)
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Concerto for Horn no 1 in E flat major, Op. 11 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Dennis Brain (Horn)
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882-1883 ; Germany
12. Concerto for Violin no 22 in A minor, G 97 by Giovanni Battista Viotti
Performer: Gioconda De Vito (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1792-1797 ; Italy
13. Concerto for Violin no 22 in A minor, G 97 by Giovanni Battista Viotti
Performer: Gioconda De Vito (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1792-1797 ; Italy
14. Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard Lalo
Performer: Alfredo Campoli (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; France
15. Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard Lalo
Performer: Alfredo Campoli (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; France
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