Jascha Heifetz: 1951-1954 Recordings

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Jascha Heifetz: 1951-1954 Recordings

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8111363
(8.111363)

Discs:

1

Release date:

10th Jan 2011

Barcode:

0747313336326

Length:

78 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Jascha Heifetz: 1951-1954 Recordings


Chausson:

Poème for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 25

Recorded 2 December 1952

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Izler Solomon

Lalo:

Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

Recorded 12-13 June 1951

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg

Ravel:

Tzigane

Recorded 8 December 1953

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

Saint-Saëns:

Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28

Recorded 19 June 1951

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg

Tchaikovsky:

Sérénade Mélancolique for Violin & Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26

Recorded 29 October 1954

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

Wieniawski:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

Recorded 5 November 1954

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Izler Solomon


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Reissue Producer and Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn

The recordings on this album come from the second part of Jascha Heifetz’s extraordinary career. Heifetz’s strong command of structure and attention to sensuous detail are evident in each of the recordings heard here, the music’s technical difficulties dispatched with consummate ease.

Edouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Scherzando: Allegro molto

IV. Andante

V. Rondo: Allegro

Camille Saint-Saens: Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28

Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28

Ernest Chausson: Poeme, Op. 25

Poeme, Op. 25

Maurice Ravel: Tzigane (version for orchestra)

Tzigane

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Serenade melancolique, Op. 26

Serenade melancolique, Op. 26

Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

I. Allegro moderato

II. Romance: Andante non troppo

III. Allegro con fuoco - Allegro moderato

BBC Music Magazine

July 2011

*****

“Six works, including a mesmerising Ravel Tzigane, a highly lyrical Chausson Poeme and spellbinding Wieniawski”

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