Nathan Milstein: The Last Recital

Nathan Milstein: The Last Recital

Media Type: VINYL x2
Performer: Nathan Milstein (v), Georges Pludermacher (p)
Label: Analogphonic

+ Description

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Sergei Prokofiev. Recorded at Benwaldhallen, Stockholm, June 1986 Producer : Sten Andersson Recording Engineer : Olle Bolander Digital Editing : Uta Ruscher. From the original masters of Warner Music. Direct metal mastering by Thomas Ölscher at Railroad Tracks Studios. 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Pallas Group GmbH in Germany. First time ever on vinyl records. What most astonished was the sheer facility of the 82-year-old violinist’s playing, its agility, quick reflexes and tonal lustre... it is without doubt the pre-eminent recorded example of a great violinist giving of his best in old age. The Kreutzer Sonata is dapper, suave and tirelessly athletic: the first movement’s central development has real drama and temperament, the variations have plenty of colourful ikncident and the finale gallops along energetically. The Handel Sonata is cool and tastefully moulded, the Bach Chaconne, endlessly resourceful and superbly built. This is very much the Milstein of old – a highly cultivated artist and a supremely accomplished violinist. The sound is admirably clear – Gramophone

+ Tracks

Violin Sonata No.9 n A Major Op.47 'Kreutzer' (Ludwig van Beethoven)
1. Adagio Sostenuto - Presto
2. Andante Con Variazioni
1. Finale: Presto
2. No.5 Chaconne
From Partita II In D Minor BWV 1004 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Sonata In A Major For Violin & Piano, Op.1 No.3 (Georg Friedrich Handel)
1. Larghetto (Andante) - 2. Allegro - 3. Adagio - 4. Allegro
5. No.3 Allegro Assai From Sonata No.3 In C Major BWV 1005
(Johann Sebastian Bach)
Introduction Et Tarantelle Op.43 (Pablo de Sarasate)
6. Moderato - Allegro Vivace
The Tales Of The Old Grandmother Op.31 (Sergei Prokofiev)
1. No.2 Andantino
2. No.3 Andante Assai
3. Maria's Aria From Mazeppa (Peter Tchaikovsky)
4. Caprice For Violin Solo, Op.1 No.13 (Nicolò Paganini)
5. Consolation No.3: Lento Placido (Franz Liszt)

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