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PROKOFIEV / BLOCH: Violin Concertos (Szigeti) (1935, 1939)


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PROKOFIEV / BLOCH: Violin Concertos (Szigeti) (1935, 1939)

These historic performances commemorate the violinist Joseph Szigeti’s friendships with three of the greatest composers of his time. He was the first great player to take up the Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 while the Bloch Concerto was written specially for him. The Bartók piece is a reminder of the close collaboration Szigeti enjoyed with the composer, in both Europe and America. Szigeti included the first Portrait at his farewell concert in Budapest in 1939, with the composer present.

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
1.   I. Andantino - Andante assai 00:09:10
2.   II. Vivacissimo 00:03:52
3.   III. Andante - Allegro moderato 00:07:12

Bartók, Béla

  Ket portre (Two Portraits): No. 1, Egy idealis (One Ideal)
4.   Ket portre (Two Portraits): No. 1, Egy idealis (One Ideal) 00:08:50

Bloch, Ernest

  Violin Concerto in A Minor
5.   I. Allegro deciso 00:18:09
6.   II. Andante 00:06:08
7.   III. Deciso 00:10:18

Total Playing Time: 01:03:39

Bartók, Béla; Bloch, Ernest; Prokofiev, Sergey

Beecham, Thomas; Lambert, Constant; Munch, Charles

London Philharmonic Orchestra; Paris Conservatoire Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Szigeti, Joseph

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.110973

Barcode: 0636943197325

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Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions

Physical Release: 05/2003

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