Michael Rabin Bruch Scottish Fantasy, Etc. 180g LP
Violin virtuoso Michael Rabin performs on this rare Columbia recording, pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl!
Michael Rabin managed to be one of the most talented and tragic violin
virtuosi of his generation. Hailed as a child prodigy, his talent matured
gracefully into an adult level, but he failed to follow in his emotional growth,
resulting in a cutting short of his career. He never reached the age of 36, yet
remains one of the most fondly remembered of virtuoso violinists for listeners
and fellow musicians.
Sir Adrian Boult founded the BBC Symphony Orchestra which set standards of
excellence in the orchestra world. In 1950, he took over the leadership of the
London Philharmonic Orchestra and revived its reputation, which had been on the
decline after its peak in the 1930s. From the mid-1960s until his retirement
after his last sessions in 1978 he recorded extensively for EMI. Boult's legacy
includes his influence on prominent conductors to follow including Colin Davis
and Vernon Handley.
The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the leading orchestras in Great Britain.
"Michael Rabin is a very remarkable young violinist, and admirably equipped
to give us our first LP recording of Wieniawski's rarely heard first concerto.
It's not much of a concerto, considered dispassionately, but it is a stout
vehicle for technical display, and that is just what Rabin, discreetly abetted
by Boult and the Philharmonia, provides. He rides this aged war-horse with an
almost Quixotic conviction that is enjoyable and rather touching." -
Gramophone.net, J.N., June 1958 Issue
• 180g Vinyl
Michael Rabin, violin
Sir Adrian Boult, conductor
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Scottish Fantasy Op. 46
1. First Movement: Introduction (Adagio cantabile)
2. Second Movement: Allegro
3. Third Movement: Allegro
4. Fourth Movement: Allegro guerrioro mecolico
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Violini Concerto Op. 14, No. 1 in F Sharp minor
1. First Movement: Allegro Moderato
2. Second Movement: Preghiera (larghetto)
3. Third Movement: Rondo (Allegro gloloso)