Szymon Goldberg Vol 2 - Commercial Recordings 1932-1951

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Catalog Number: CD-1225(8)
Number of Discs: 8

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Recordings were made of Szymon Goldberg (1909-1993) over virtually a 60-year period. It must have been one of the longest studio careers of any violinist - it was certainly one of the most consistent in quality. The present set gathers up all the 78rpm material, which itself covers some two decades and presents the violinist in repertoire to which he did not return in later years, such as string quartets, string trios and string duos. An earlier volume (Music & Arts CD-1223, 8 CDs) presented Goldberg's best live recordings. Despite an often difficult life, Goldberg had an extraordinary ability to project a balanced view of the music he played. He was the archetypal Classical violinist and in his everyday life, behaved exactly as he played - a rare gift. In person, he was diminutive and soft-spoken. On stage, he never hectored the audience through his violin or pulled the music about to create an effect. Taking the view that the composer knew best, he did not impose an egotistical interpretation. Rather, he sought out the quiet centre of the piece he was playing and let his performance grow out of that. It followed that he was a great Mozart violinist, possibly the finest of the last century. He was, perhaps, at his best in chamber music, well represented here; but he was also an assured soloist and made a few excellent concerto recordings in the 78rpm era. Volume I of this Goldberg project (CD-1223) was released in 2010 and was named a Musicweb International Record of the Year and earned a gold medal from Diapason Magazine.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
2. Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
3. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Alois Melichar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
4. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Alois Melichar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1718 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
5. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Alois Melichar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1711-1713 ; ?Weimar, Germany
6. Concerto for Violin no 1 in C major, H 7a no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: by 1769 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
7. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
8. Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
9. Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Paul Kletzki
Written: 1775 ;
10. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 371/Op. 1 no 13 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1750 ; London, England
11. Quartets (6) for Strings, Op. 3: no 5 in F major - Excerpt(s) by Roman Hoffstetter
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
12. Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in F sharp minor, H 15 no 26 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Lili Kraus (Piano), Anthony Pini (Cello), Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1795 ; London, England
13. Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in E flat major, H 15 no 29 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Lili Kraus (Piano), Anthony Pini (Cello), Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1795-1797 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, H 15 no 27 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin), Lili Kraus (Piano), Anthony Pini (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1795-1797 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Sicilienne in E flat major by Maria Theresia Paradis
Performer: Arpád Sándor (Piano), Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Classical
16. Duo for Violin and Viola no 1 in G major, K 423 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin), Frederick Riddle (Viola)
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Duo for Violin and Viola no 2 in B major, K 424 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin), Paul Hindemith (Viola)
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Salzburg, Austria
18. Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major, K 296 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin), Lili Kraus (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ; Mannheim, Germany
19. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Lili Kraus (Piano), Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802-1803 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 30 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Lili Kraus (Piano), Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801-1802 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 96 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Lili Kraus (Piano), Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1812 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Serenade for Violin, Viola and Cello in D major, Op. 8 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Paul Hindemith (Viola), Szymon Goldberg (Violin), Emanuel Feuermann (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796-1797 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Quartet for Strings no 5 in A major, Op. 18 no 5: 3rd movement, Andante cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
24. Septet in E flat major, Op. 20: 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American": Lento by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; USA
26. Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 46/B 78: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Arpád Sándor (Piano), Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Bohemia
27. Trio for Strings no 2 by Paul Hindemith
Performer: Paul Hindemith (Viola), Szymon Goldberg (Violin), Emanuel Feuermann (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; Germany
28. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
29. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
30. Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
31. Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
32. Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Paul Kletzki
Written: 1775 ;
33. Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Conductor: Paul Kletzki
Written: 1775 ;
34. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 371/Op. 1 no 13 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Gerald Moore (Piano), Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1750 ; London, England
35. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 371/Op. 1 no 13 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Gerald Moore (Piano), Szymon Goldberg (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1750 ; London, England
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