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BRAHMS: Double Concerto / Violin Sonata No. 3 / BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 5 (Milstein) (1950-51)


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BRAHMS: Double Concerto / Violin Sonata No. 3 / BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 5 (Milstein) (1950-51)

Although, from all accounts Nathan Milstein, Vladimir Horowitz and Gregor Piatigorsky made up a potent trio, no one thought of bringing them together in the recording studio. This Naxos re-issue gives us Milstein’s only studio collaboration with Horowitz, a superb interpretation of Brahms’ greatest violin sonata, and his only recording of the work. Milstein’s sole recording with Piatigorsky, of Brahms’ Double Concerto, is a powerful performance, excellently supported by the Hungarian maestro Freitz Reiner. The rare 1950 recording of Beethoven’s Spring Sonata, which appeared only in America on 45rpm and an early LP, is even more spontaneous than the acclaimed stereo version.

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, "Spring"
1.   I. Allegro 00:09:08
2.   II. Adagio molto espressivo 00:05:39
3.   III. Scherzo: Allegro molto 00:01:11
4.   IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo 00:05:53

Brahms, Johannes

  Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
5.   I. Allegro 00:07:58
6.   II. Adagio 00:05:00
7.   III. Un poco presto e con sentimento 00:02:57
8.   IV. Presto agitato 00:05:31
  Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102
9.   I. Allegro 00:15:17
10.   II. Andante 00:06:46
11.   III. Vivace non troppo 00:08:02

Total Playing Time: 01:13:22

Beethoven, Ludwig van; Brahms, Johannes

Reiner, Fritz

Philadelphia Robin Hood Dell Orchestra

Balsam, Artur; Horowitz, Vladimir; Milstein, Nathan; Piatigorsky, Gregor

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos

Period: Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111051

Barcode: 747313305124

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Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions

Physical Release: 08/2006

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