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This is a gem of an audiophile record, a showcase for one of the truly great
20th century violinists - Nathan Milstein - whose skill and instrumental
mastery matches peers more widely and famously known: Perlman, Heifetz,
Haendel, Menuhin, Oistrakh, Szeryng and a handful of other soloists.
Clean copies of this album remain super desirable and regularly fetch in
excess of $500 from collectors.
The range of music undertaken in this collection - from the classical
expression of Mozart to the salon civilities of Saint-Saëns - confirms
what was served notice by Milstein's American debut with the Philadelphia
Orchestra in 1929 - a young artist of special consequence had arrived
among us. Here, Milstein is backed by The Concert Arts Orchestra
conducted by Walter Susskind for this recording of violin and orchestra
Milstein was a Russian Empire-born virtuoso violinist and American immigrant.
It was a concert by the 11-year- old Jascha Heifetz that inspired his
parents to make a violinist out of Milstein. At age 7, he started violin studies
(as suggested by his parents, to keep him out of mischief) with the eminent
violin pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky, also the teacher of renowned violinist
David Oistrakh. When Milstein was 11, Leopold Auer invited him to study
at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Milstein made his American debut in
1929 with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He eventually
settled in New York and became an American citizen, but toured
repeatedly throughout Europe.
Milstein was a technical perfectionist, obsessed with articulating each note
perfectly. He would spend long hours working out fingerings which would
make passages sound more articulated. He arranged many works for violin
and wrote his own cadenzas for many concertos. As a recording artist with
Capitol Records, his discs of recital repertoire bloomed with musical taste
and stylistic versatility.
This title is not eligible for discount.
1. Mozart: Adagio, K. 261
2. Mozart: Rondo, K. 373
3. Beethoven: Romance In F. Op, 50
4. Wieniawski: Legende
5. Novacek: Perpetual Motion
6. Stravinsky: Berceuse (The Firebird)
7. Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso