Jascha Heifetz Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Faure & Vitali The Lark, Sonata, Chaconne 180g Import LP
Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl LP!
Mastered From Original Masters of Sony Music!
Pressed at Optimal Media!
Violinist Jascha Heifetz is joined here by organist Richard Elsasser, and
pianists Emanuel Bay and Brooks Smith for this recording of compositional works
by Vitali, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Faure.
"Vitali’s Chaconne is almost as old as the violin itself. Originally written
for violin and figured bass, it was rescued from oblivion by this German
violinist, Ferdinand David, who edited it for violin and piano and published it
in 1867; few violinists since that time have omitted it from their repertory.
But we must confess to never having heard Respighi’s transcription of it for
violin and organ. It is magnificent! Victor's jacket notes states that this
transcription “… explores the technical possibilities of the violin beyond the
limits known in Vitali’s time." But in the hands of Heifetz, this display piece
becomes a thing of great beauty, and the depth of the resplendent organ
accompaniment makes the work almost symphonic. Castelnuovo-Tedesco's The Lark is
a first recording; although it is a pleasant enough work, it may well be the
last recording of it. Many violinists have essayed Faure's Sonata No. 1 on LP
discs, and Heifetz’ is as good as any, better than most." —The New Records
• Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Pressed at Optimal GmbH in Germany
• Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios in
• Mastered from the Original Masters of Sony Music
• Analogphonic release
Jascha Heifetz, violin
Richard Ellsasser, organ (Side 1 Track 1)
Emanuel Bay, piano (Side 1 Track 2)
Brooks Smith, piano (Side 2)
Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
2. The Lark
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Sonata No. 1 In A, Op. 13