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Legendary Violinists in Germany

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There are five violinists featured on this CD: Gioconda de Vito, Ruggiero Ricci, Lilia d’Albore, Tibor von Bisztricky, and Nejiko Suwa. All the recordings here were made for German Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft between 1938 and 1944 and have never been published before. These violin recordings are of exceptional rarity value.

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LEGENDARY VIOLINISTS IN GERMANY (1938-1944)

1. PAGANINI: Caprice No.13 in B-flat Major, Op.1 (arr. Kreisler) [03:11]
Recorded · 06 February 1938 in Leipzig, Senderaum, Reichssender Leipzig (Radio Studio Recording)
Gioconda de Vito · violin
Gustaf Beck · piano

2. BACH: ‘V.Chaconne’ Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV.1004 [14:25]
3. SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen, Op.20 [08:40]
4. MATTHESON: Aria [02:25]

Recorded · 11 November 1938 · Berlin · Saal 11 · Kurzwellensender · Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft · Radio Studio Recording
Ruggiero Ricci · violin
Waldemar von Vultée · piano

5. SAMMARTINI: Canto amoroso [03:07]
6. CORELLI: Violin Sonata No.12 in D minor ‘La Folia’ [07:25]

Recorded · 13 February 1942 · Berlin · Masurenallee · Haus des Rundfunks · Saal 2 · Reichssender Berlin · Radio Studio Recording
Lilia D’Albore · violin
Heinrich Graf Wesdehlen · piano

7. TARTINI: Violin Sonata in B minor [11:23]
Recorded · 1944 · Leipzig · Senderaum · Reichssender Leipzig (Radio Studio Recording)
Lilia D’Albore · violin
Hans Priegnitz · piano

8. VERACINI: Largo [04:00]
9. PAGANINI: Rondo brillante [02:15]
10. SARASATE: Jota Navarra, Op.22 [04:33]

Recorded · 27 November 1942 · Berlin · Masurenallee · Haus des Rundfunks · Saal 2 · Reichssender Berlin · Radio Studio Recording
Tibor von Bisztricky · violin
Erhard Michel · piano

11. R.STRAUSS: Morgen, Op.27, No.4 [03:27]
Recorded · 1943 in Berlin · Berlin · Masurenallee · Haus des Rundfunks · Saal 2 · Reichssender Berlin · Radio Studio Recording
Nejiko Suwa · violin
Michi Tanaka · soprano
Michael Raucheisen · piano

12. FALLA: Jota (arr. Kochansky) [03:26]
Recorded · 1944 in Berlin · Berlin · Masurenallee · Haus des Rundfunks · Saal 2 · Reichssender Berlin · Radio Studio Recording
Nejiko Suwa · violin
Michael Raucheisen · piano

Additional Information

Article number: MC 2018
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050408
Total time: 68:24

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Christof Honecker Collection
With special thanks to Laszlo Gombos, Claudio Paradiso and Franco Sciannameo
From the Original Masters · © 2014 Meloclassic