Joseph Szigeti · Late Recitals in France 1956-1958 ∙ 2CD


Joseph Szigeti‘s, performances consistently exhibited a rich and meticulously shaped sound, imparting a sense of pure delight. Although those unfamiliar with his style might have found his sharp and slightly uncertain tone unsettling, the later live recordings made in France captured the violinist’s lean and unadorned tone, allowing the music to shine through without being overwhelmed by excessive tonal embellishment. Furthermore, the refined piano artistry displayed by Horszowski in three Mozart Sonatas adds to the enjoyment of this double album.

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JOSEPH SZIGETI The Late Recitals in France 1956∙1958

CD 1

MOZART: Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, KV 378/317d
MOZART: Violin Sonata in E Minor, KV 304/300c
MOZART: Violin Sonata in G Major, KV 379/373a

Joseph Szigeti ∙ violin
Mieczysław Horszowski ∙ piano

Recorded ∙ 17 July 1956 ∙ Prades ∙ Église Saint Pierre ∙ RTF ∙ Live Recording

Joseph Szigeti interview with James Fassett
Recorded ∙ 26 December 1954 ∙ New York City ∙ Carnegie Hall ∙ Radio WSOY

Joseph Szigeti interview with Howard Nelson
Recorded ∙ 11 November 1955 ∙ Cambridge ∙ Sanders Theater ∙ Radio WEEI

CD 2

SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata in D Major, D 384
BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No 1 in G Major, Op 78
HINDEMITH: Violin Sonata in E Major (1935)
STRAVINSKY: Duo concertant (1932)
WEBERN: Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op 7

Joseph Szigeti ∙ violin
Naum Sluszny ∙ piano

Recorded ∙ 27 April 1958 ∙ Asnières sur Oise ∙ Royaumont Abbey ∙ RTF ∙ Live Recording

Article number: MC 2040
UPC barcode: 791154050712
Release date: 14 September 2020
Booklet: 8 Pages
Total timing: 75:35 CD1 ∙  73:34 CD2
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2020 Meloclassic

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