Heritage Michael Rabin - The Early Years - Paganini, Et Al

Release Date: 6/29/1999
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: MHK60894
Conductor: Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The musical world lost one of its greatest virtuosos when violinist Michael Rabin died at the age of 36 in 1972. Rabin initially studied the violin with his father, a violinist with the New York Philharmonic. Young Michael moved on to intense study with legendary violinist Ivan Galamian and made his public debut at the age of 10. By the time he was 13 he had made his Carnegie Hall debut and he'd caught the attention of the famous conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos. Mitropoulos called him 'the genius violinist of tomorrow already equipped with all that is necessary to be a great artist.'
This disc is another entry in the Masterworks Heritage series and features recordings Rabin made in the 1950s. The centerpiece of the recording is Rabin's astounding interpretation of the Op. 1 Caprices of Nicolò Paganini. Rabin's technique is stunning and features furious double stopping and rapid-fire runs. Equally breathtaking are his performances of music by Dvorak, Wieniawski, Kreisler and Bizet. The recording, like other Masterworks Heritage discs, includes photos of the artist and the original artwork from the 1950s LPs.
Works on This Recording
1. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 1 in E major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
2. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 5 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
3. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 9 in E major "La chasse" by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
4. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 11 in C major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
5. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 13 in B flat major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
6. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 14 in E flat major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
7. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 16 in G minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
8. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 17 in E flat major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
9. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 18 in C major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
10. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 21 in A major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
11. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
12. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano), Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Bohemia
13. Etudes-Caprices (8) for 2 Violins, Op. 18: no 4 in A minor by Henri Wieniawski
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano), Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; St. Petersburg, Russ
14. Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra/Piano, Op. 25: Finale by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano), Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1883 ;
15. La chasse in the style of Cartier by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano), Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
16. Sea-Shell by Carl Engel
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano), Michael Rabin (Violin)
17. Banjo and Fiddle by William Kroll
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano), Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ;
18. Caprices (8) for Violin and Piano, Op. 5: no 2, Perpetuum mobile by Ottokar Novácek
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Conductor: Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
19. Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Conductor: Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ;
20. Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
Conductor: Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ;
21. Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: no 1, Romanza andaluza by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879 ;
22. Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: no 2, Jóta Navarra by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879 ;
23. Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23: no 2, Zapateado by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ;
24. Adiós montañas mias, Op. 37 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ;
25. Sonatas (6) for Violin and Guitar, Op. 3: no 6 in E minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Walter Robert (Piano), Ossy Renardy (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ;
26. Adiós montañas mias, Op. 37 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Ossy Renardy (Violin), Walter Robert (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ;
27. Sonatas (6) for Violin and Guitar, Op. 3: no 6 in E minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Ossy Renardy (Violin), Walter Robert (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ;
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