Milestones Of A Violin Legend

Joseph Szigeti

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July 13, 2018

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- 15 Original Albums from the years 1932 to 1954

- Numerous bonus tracks with works by Beethoven and Hindemith
(in the legendary pairing Szigeti / Arrau), Ravel, Lalo, Bach, Berg, and Debussy
complete the albums.

Legendary violinist Joseph Szigeti is known as one of the most interesting personalities in the history of the instrument. Writers of his time awarded him the "most elegant right arm of all living violinists". This compilation of 15 original albums from the years 1932 to 1954 documents a part of his enormous repertoire and contains several recordings of the highest order. Szigeti plays, among others, Violin Concertos by Mozart and Mendelssohn in the highly acclaimed pairing with Thomas Beecham, as well as concerts by Bach, Tartini and Brahms.
Szigeti was open to bold musical innovations and vehemently supported contemporary music. Prokofiev regarded Szigeti as the ideal interpreter of his works and dedicated his first Violin Concerto to him (here under Beecham). He enjoyed a deep friendship with Bartók, who was in turn a great admirer of Szigeti's art. Among the works the composer dedicated to the violinist were the "Contrasts" for piano, violin and clarinet. Stravinsky ("Duo concertant" and "Pastorale") and Bloch are among the protagonists of classical modernism with whom Szigeti also maintained a particularly close relationship.
The chamber music highlights of this box are the sonatas by Bach, Beethoven (Horszowski), Handel and Tartini (Bussotti), the trio and quartet by Brahms (Festival in Prades) as well as Bartók's "Roumanian Dances", "Rhapsody No.1", and his "Hungarian Folk Tunes ". The passionate chamber musician Szigeti can be heard here alongside excellent and famous musicians, among them Igor Strawinsky and Béla Bartók, as well as Benny Goodman, Myra Hess, Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Andor Földes.

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Key Value
Catalogue number 600465
Barcode 4053796004659
Number of items 10
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 300g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 130mm x 35mm x 130mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Johannes Brahms - Concerto In D Major for Violin and Orchestra Op. 77 (1948): I. Allegro non troppo -
2. II. Adagio -
3. III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace -
4. Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No. 6 in A Major Op. 30, 1: I. Allegro -
5. II. Adagio molto espressivo -
6. III. Allegretto con variazioni -
7. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - arr. Grunes - : Valse sentimentale op. 51, 6 -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major Op. 87: I. Allegro -
2. II. Andante con moto -
3. III. Scherzo: Presto -
4. IV. Finale: Allegro giocoso -
5. Johannes Brahms - Quartet No. 3 in C Minor for piano and strings Op. 60: I. Allegro non troppo -
6. II. Scherzo: Allegro -
7. III. Andante -
8. IV. Finale: Allegro comodo -
9. Edouard Lalo - arr. Szigeti - : Aubade (Le Rois d’Ys) -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Minor BWV 1052r: I. Allegro -
2. II. Adagio -
3. III. Allegro -
4. Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005: I. Adagio -
5. II. Fuga -
6. III. Largo -
7. IV. Allegro assai -
8. Johann Sebastian Bach - : Prelude in E Major -
9. Arcangelo Corelli - arr. Léonard - Sonata for Violin & Continuo in D Minor No. 12 Op. 5: La Follìa -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major Op. 19: I. Andantino -
2. II. Scherzo. Vivacissimo -
3. III. Moderato -
4. I. Allegro moderato -
5. II. Andante cantabile -
6. III. Rondo: Andante grazioso -
7. Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major Op. 96: I. Allegro moderato -
8. II. Andante espressivo -
9. III. Scherzo -
10. Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major Op. 96: Poco allegretto -

Disc 5

Track Listing — Disc 5

Song Title Time
1. Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo -
2. II. Adagio -
3. Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace -
4. Paul Hindemith - Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Major: I. Ruhig bewegt -
5. II. Langsam -
6. III. Sehr lebhaft -
7. Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major Op. 24 „Spring“: I. Allegro -
8. II. Adagio molto espressivo -
9. III. Scherzo: Allegro molto -
10. IV. Allegro ma non troppo -

Disc 6

Track Listing — Disc 6

Song Title Time
1. Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D Op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo -
2. II. Larghetto -
3. III. Rondo: Allegro -
4. Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major OP. 47 „Kreutzer“: I. Adagio sostenuto. Presto -
5. II. Andante con variazioni -
6. III. Presto -

Disc 7

Track Listing — Disc 7

Song Title Time
1. Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto in E Minor Op. 64 : I. Allegro molto appassionato -
2. II. Andante -
3. III. Allegro non troppo. Allegro molto vivace -
4. Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor Op. 30, 2: I. Allegro con brio -
5. II. Adagio cantabile -
6. III. Scherzo: Allegro -
7. IV. Allegro vivace -

Disc 8

Track Listing — Disc 8

Song Title Time
1. Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra BWV 1056r. (ed. Szigeti): I. Moderato -
2. II. Largo -
3. III. Presto -
4. Georg Friedrich Händel - Sonata No. 4 in D Major for Violin and Piano Op. 1, 13: I. Adagio -
5. II. Allegro -
6. III. Larghetto -
7. IV. Allegro -
8. Giuseppe Tartini - Concerto In D Minor For Violin and Orchestra: I. Allegro -
9. II. Grave -
10. III. Presto -
11. Giuseppe Tartini - Violin Sonata in G Major No. 2 Op. 12: I. Andante -
12. II. Allegro -
13. III. Presto -
14. Maurice Ravel - Sonata for Violin and Piano: I. Allegretto -
15. II. Blues: Moderato -
16. III. Perpetuum mobile: Allegro -

Disc 9

Track Listing — Disc 9

Song Title Time
1. Ernest Bloch - Violin Concerto in A Minor: I. Allegro deciso -
2. II. Andante -
3. III. Deciso -
4. Bela Bartók - Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano: I. Verbunkos (Recruiting dance) -
5. II. Pihenö (Relaxation) -
6. III. Sebes (Fast dance) -
7. Bela Bartók - : Hungarian Folk Tunes -
8. Bela Bartók - : Roumanian Folk Dances -
9. Bela Bartók - Rhapsody No. 1: I. Lassu: Moderato -
10. Bela Bartók - Rhapsody No. 1: Friss: Allegretto. Moderato -

Disc 10

Track Listing — Disc 10

Song Title Time
1. Igor Stravinsky - Duo Concertant for Violin and Piano: I. Cantilène -
2. II. Églogue I -
3. III. Églogue II -
4. IV. Gigue -
5. V. Dithyrambe -
6. Ernest Bloch - Baal Shem – Three pictures of Chassidic Life: I. Vidui (Contrition) -
7. II. Nigun (Improvisation) -
8. III. Simchas Torah (Rejoicing) -
9. Igor Stravinsky - : Pastorale for Violin and Wind Quartet -
10. Alban Berg - Violin Concerto “To the Memory of an Angel”: I. Andante. Allegretto -
11. II. Allegro. Adagio -
12. Claude Debussy - : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque) -