Nathan Milstein Masterpieces for Violin & Orchestra Hybrid Stereo SACD
Hybrid Stereo SACD!
Mastered From Original Analog Tape By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio!
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Violinist Nathan Milstein is backed by The Concert Arts Orchestra conducted by
Walter Susskind for this recording of Violin and Orchestra masterpieces by
Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski, Novacek, Stravinsky, and Saint-Saens.
Milstein Masterpieces has, since its first release in 1960, been a favorite
among connoisseurs of violin recordings and classical music aficionados
generally. Rare, premium condition LP copies command in excess of $500 on the
pre-owned market, and to this day remain highly desirable and collectible.
Nathan Milstein's American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1929 served
notice throughout the nation that a young artist of special consequence had
arrived. He was 25 that season, already a veteran of the European concert stage,
and accolades. Master classes with Auer and Ysaye readied Milstein for a stellar
Analogue Productions has readied this superb reissue of Milstein Masterpieces
for ultimate listening pleasure. They took the original analog tape to Kevin
Gray at Cohearent Audio for his mastering magic. The Hybrid SACD is housed in a
super jewel box.
The range of music presented on this collection — from the classical expression
of Mozart to the salon civilities of Saint-Saens — confirms in permanent form
what concert audiences heard and enjoyed for season after season.
"The double-stopping of the big theme in the Wieniawski and the audible
bouncing of the bow in the lightning-quick passages of the Saint-Saëns show
Milstein at his best. The Stravinsky is presumably based on the composer’s own
arrangement for violin and piano (made with Dushkin), the violin taking not only
the melody originally given to the bassoon but all the other phrases that could
conceivably be regarded as melody. Here the orchestral part appears to be more
than a restoration of the 1919 scoring with fuller woodwind added, conceivably
owing something to the original 1911 scoring. In any case no one is likely to
worry overmuch about the ancestry of what here becomes a delightful occasional
piece, warmly performed..." — The Gramophone magazine
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered From Original Analog Tape
• Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Nathan Milstein, violin
The Concert Arts Orchestra
Walter Susskind, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
1. Adagio K. 261
2. Rondo K. 373
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
3. Romance in F, Op. 50
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Ottokar Novcek (1866-1900)
5. Perpetuum Mobile
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
6. Berceuse (The Firebird)
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
7. Introduction And Rondo Capriccioso