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Henry Merckel

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Henry Merckel never recorded either of these two concertos commercially; another excellent feature of the broadcast material being that it allows one to hear musicians on the wing in repertoire largely unfamiliar from their studio discographies. He juggled a long-term career as concertmaster with solo and chamber music responsibilities. This release was carefully considered and none of these French radio performances have been published before and aims to bring his artistry back into the present.

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HENRY MERCKEL plays Brahms, Bach and Paganini

1-3. BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77 [39:18]
4. BACH: Gavotte en rodeau, Partita No.3, BWV 1006 (Encore) [03:52]

Recorded · 10 December 1953 · Toulouse · Théâtre du Capitole · Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française · Live Recording
Henry Merckel · violin
Association des Concerts Symphoniques de Toulouse
Jean Fournet · conductor

5-7. PAGANINI: Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op.7 [29:14]
Recorded · 15 December 1958 · Paris · Salle Pleyel · Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française · Live Recording
Henry Merckel · violin
Orchestre Radio Symphonique de Paris
Manuel Rosenthal · conductor

Additional Information

Article number: MC 2011
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050330
Total time: 72:76

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Boris Lipnitzki
With special thanks to Christof Honecker
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