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CD-1171(4)* ZINO FRANCESCATTI IN PERFORMANCE: PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED
CD 1 of 4 (1:08:10): Mozart: Violin Concerto in G Major, K216 (24:09)
(Orchestre de la Société des Concerts
du Conservatoire, Andre Cluytens, 11/13/46); Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D
Major, Op. 61 (43:55)
(Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Andre Cluytens,
11/13/46). CD 2 of 4 (1:12:55):
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (37:54); (ORTF, Erich Leinsdorf,
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (34:54) (ORTF, Paul Klecki,
5/5/70). CD 3 of 4 (1:16:25): Beethoven: Sonata
No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2 ( 24:14) (Robert Casadesus, 6/30/63);
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 (21:30)
(Eugenio Bagnoli, Besançon, 9/9/58); Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op.
94 (21:00) (Eugenio Bagnoli, Bordeaux, 5/9/61);
Ravel: Tzigane (9:23) (Eugenio Bagnoli, Besançon, 9/9/58). CD 4 of 4
(1:16:23): Bach: Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002
(16:29) (Besançon, 9/9/58); Beethoven: Romances: No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40
and No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50 (14:56); (Eugenio
Bagnoli, Bordeaux, 5/9/61); Paganini: Il Palpiti, in A Major, Op. 13 (posth)
(8:18) (Eugenio Bagnoli, Bordeaux, 5/9/61); Saint-
Saens: Introduction et Rondo Capriciosso in A Minor, Op. 28 (9:27) (Eugenio
Bagnoli, Besançon, 9/9/58); Mendelssohn: Violin
Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 (26:55) (ORTF, Antal Dorati, 6/3/72)Sound
restoration (2005): Maggi Payne. UPC# 0-17685-11712
Special! 4 CDs priced as 3. Not available in France and Germany.
"Francescatti's perfumed elegance, the lyric tone of his Hart Stradivarious,
may prove rather ripe for some tastes, but like a select few
violinists -Milstein and Kogan, especially - I find in Zino Francescatti an
arist of integrity and musical virtuosity who constantly
elevates the music he performs."
-Gary Lemco, Audiophile Audition
"[W]e need these live performances more than ever to remind us what an
aristocratic violinist Francescatti was. This is hardly a 'faute de
mieux' release, however. There's not a performance here that doesn't stand
up to scrutiny and to repeated listening, even if the performers
(and the recording engineers of the time) probably never would have guessed
that these recordings would be publicly available as many as 60
-Raymond Tuttle, Classical.net
Post by Dave Cook
Does anyone know what's on this CD?
I can't quite make out the cover.
Also, any recommendations for other Francescatti recordings are welcome.
have the Beethoven VC with Walter, the Brahms and Sibelius VCs with
Bernstein, and the Beethoven sonatas with Casadesus.
Unfortunately it looks like I missed out on the Masterworks Heritage set.
HMV also has some Bach concertos on DG. Any good?