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Violinist Nathan Milstein, accompanied by pianist Artur Balsam, performs
compositional works by Prokofiev, Handel & Vitali, recorded January 25-27, 1955
in New York.
"Opus 94 is one of the most serene, tuneful, and silky -smooth of Prokofiev's
works and is perhaps his most popular composition for chamber ensemble. It was
originally written for the flute, and the present reviewer likes it better that
way, especially when there are people like Doriot Anthony Dwyer to record it.
Milstein, nevertheless, presents an extremely eloquent case for the violin
version, which was made by Prokofiev himself. The violinist's big tone and
broad, generous style are, of course, perfectly adapted to the baroque demands
of Handel and Vitali, and the recording of all three works is excellent." -
"This pleasant recital of pieces, ancient and modern, show up Milstein in an
unusual light... the fiendishly difficult passages, where chains of descending
thirds are followed immediately by a scarcely predictable leap in octaves, are
thrown off without a tremor by Milstein, whereas Vitali would have probably
dropped down dead at the mere sight of them... The coupling of this new Capitol
disc may appeal to many lovers of violin music, and if they choose it they will
have three brilliant performances, sensitively recorded... (and) enjoyable."
• Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas GmbH in Germany
• Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard at
Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin
• Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music
• Analogphonic release
Nathan Milstein, violin
Artur Balsam, piano
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1963)
Sonata In D Major, For Violin, Op. 94
1. First Movement: Moderato
2. Second Movement: Scherzo, Presto
3. Third Movement: Andante
4. Fourth Movement: Allegro con Brio
George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata No. 4 In D Major, For Violin, Op. 1
1. First Movement: Adagio
2. Second Movement: Allegro
3. Third Movement: Larghetto
4. Fourth Movement: Allegro
Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745)