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Issac Stern - Complte Columbia Analogue Recordings [75 CDs]

Issac Stern - Complte Columbia Analogue Recordings [75 CDs]

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THE PRIME OF ISAAC STERNComplete Analogue Recordings: 1945–80Isaac Stern would have turned 100 in 2020. To mark this beloved artist’s centenary, Sony Classical is proud to present a new edition of his entire American Columbia analogue discography: 75 CDs of the recordings that established the Ukrainian-born American violinist’s worldwide reputation as one of the outstanding musical figures of his time.Like so many other of history’s famous fiddlers, Stern was a child prodigy, entering the conservatory in San Francisco (where his family had settled) when he was only eight. In 1936, at 16, he made his recital debut and played with the San Francisco Symphony under Monteux and the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Klemperer. His first New York appearance came in 1937, his European debut after the war, in 1948. By then, much of the world had already heard if not seen him, performing classical showpieces under Franz Waxman’s baton on the soundtrack of the popular 1946 Warner Bros. film Humoresque. An album of selections from the movie, first issued by Columbia on 78s in 1947, appears on CD for the first time in this new set. They include Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy, a thrilling arrangement for Stern’s “Hollywood debut”.The violinist’s earliest releases, beginning in 1946, already included the indispensable concertos of Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Wieniawski, Brahms and others, works he would revisit in the studio at various stages of his career. One telling example: Stern’s 1951 recording of the Sibelius concerto, with Beecham conducting the Royal Philharmonic, immediately was held up as a rival to Heifetz’s iconic prewar recording, also under Beecham. A recent survey of Sibelius recordings in the leading string magazine, The Strad, declares that “the young Stern’s tone already burns” in 1951, then extols his second recording, made in stereo with Ormandy and the Philadelphia in 1969: “Stern is even more intense, more pointed, more rhythmically incisive in the outer movements, retaining and refining his total command over the sustained line in the second movement … Everyone in the session is digging in, and the sound is a miracle of balance; it hasn’t aged a day.”Needless to say, the new collection holds even more than Stern’s acclaimed recordings of virtually every major violin concerto in the repertoire, from Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart to Prokofiev, Bartók and Berg, with conductors including Mitropoulos, Walter, Szell and, above all, Ormandy and Bernstein – not to mention Stravinsky’s concerto under the composer’s baton, and newer specimens created expressly for Stern by Penderecki and Rochberg.Also on full display is Stern’s extraordinary love and affinity for chamber music: much of the sonata repertoire explored with his longtime preferred accompanist, pianist Alexander Zakin, including the first time on CD for their mono recordings of violin sonatas by Mozart, Franck, Brahms (all three) and Bartók; the great piano trios surveyed with his regular partners Leonard Rose and Eugene Istomin; and treasured collaborations with Pablo Casals and his festival ensembles that featured such distinguished players as Alexander Schneider, Milton Katims, Paul Tortelier and Myra Hess – including the first CD releases of the Brahms Second String Quintet and Schumann Piano Quintet from 1952. Like that Sibelius recording and so many others in this vast new Isaac Stern edition, they haven’t aged a day.SET CONTENTSDISC 1:Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59 Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22 DISC 2:Mozart, W.A.: Violin Sonata No. 26 in B-Flat Major, K. 378 (Remastered) Haydn (cadenzas: Klengel): Violin Concerto in C Major, Hob.VIIa:1 (Remastered) Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 (Remastered) DISC 3:Dinicu (arr. Heifetz): Hora staccato Wagner (arr. Wilhelmj): Albumblatt in C Major (Remastered) Milhaud (arr. Levy): Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: VIII. Tijuca Pugnani (arr. Mufatt): Sonata in D Major, Op. 8, No. 3: Largo espressivo Sarasate: Caprice basque, Op. 24 Dvořák (arr. Kreisler): Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2 (Remastered) Bloch: Baal Shem, B. 47: 2. Nigun Prokofiev (arr. Grunes): Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 Novácek: Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 5, No. 4 Dvořák (arr. Waxman): Humoresque in G-Flat Major, Op. 101, No. 7 (Remastered) Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Waxman): The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Act III: Flight of the Bumblebee (Remastered) Wagner (arr. Waxman): Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90: Liebestod - Arrangements for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (Remastered) Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 Bizet-Sarasate (arr. Waxman): Carmen-Fantasie Copland: 4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: No. 4, Hoe Down (Remastered) Mozart, W.A.: Rondo (Remastered) DISC 4:Bach, J.S.: Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C Minor, BWV 1060R (Remastered) Bach, J.S.: Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043 (Remastered) Bach, J.S.: Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 Bach, J.S.: Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038 (Remastered) DISC 5:Mozart, W.A. (cadenzas: Franko): Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 (Remastered) Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7, Op. 30 No. 2 (Remastered) Handel: Violin Sonata No. 4 in D Major, Op. 13, No. 1: Iv. Allegro (Remastered) DISC 6:Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1, Sz. 75, BB 84 (Remastered) Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8 (Remastered) DISC 7:Brahms (cadenza: Kreisler): Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 DISC 8:Mozart, W.A.: Sinfonia concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364 Mozart, W.A.: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, K. 493 DISC 9:Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin (Remastered) Dvorák (arr. Kreisler): Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 1 (Remastered) Schumann (arr. Auer): Prophetic Bird from Waldscenen, Op. 82, No. 7 (Remastered) Tchaikovsky (arr. Zakin): Valse Sentimentale, Op. 5, No. 6 (Remastered) Schubert, Francois: L'Abeille, op. 13, No. 9 (Remastered) Gluck (arr. Kreisler): Mélodie No. 2 (Dance of the blessed spirits) from Orphéus et Euridyce (Remastered) Mozart, W.A. (arr. Kreisler): Serenade in D Major, KV 250 "Haffner": IV. Rondo (Remastered) Leclair (arr. Kreisler): Sarabande et Tambourin Szymanowski (arr. Kochanski): König Roger, Op. 46: Chant de Roxane Szymanowski (arr. Kochanski): Mythes, Op. 30: 1. La Fontaine d'Arethuse Stravinsky (arr. Dushkin): Firebird Suite: V. Berceuse Mussorgksy (arr. Rachmaninov): Gopak (Hopak) (Remastered) Falla (arr. Kochanski): Suite populares españolas Hindemith: Sonata for Violin & Piano in C Major DISC 10:Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 (Remastered) Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op.44 (Remastered) DISC 11:Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18 DISC 12:Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, Op. 163 DISC 13:Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 DISC 14:Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80 Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94bis DISC 15:Bach, C.P.E: Violin Sonata in G Minor, H.542.5 Bach, J.S.: Violin Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016 Violin Bach, J.S.: Violin Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1023 Handel: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 1, No. 3 Tartini: Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 1, No. 10 "Didone abbandonata" DISC 16:Brahms: Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 78 Brahms: Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 108 DISC 17:Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 "Thun" (Remastered) Various: F.A.E. Sonata For Violin and Piano ("Frei Aber Einsam") (Remastered) Dietrich: I. Allegro Schumann: II. Intermezzo Brahms : III. Scherzo (Op. Posth.) Schumann: IV. Finale DISC 18:Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins and String Orchestra, RV 522Bach, J.S.: Concerto No. 1 in A Minor for Violin and Orchestra, BWV 1041Bach, J.S.: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042 DISC 19:Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 DISC 20:Bernstein: Serenade for Violin, Strings and Percussion (Remastered) DISC 21:Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22 Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 Ravel: Tzigane, M. 76 DISC 22:Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63 DISC 23:Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 (Remastered) DISC 24:Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, MWV O 14 DISC 25:Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (Remastered) DISC 26:Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major, M. 8 Debussy: Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 140 DISC 27:Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 DISC 28:Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, RV 514 Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins in C Minor, RV 509 Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins in G Minor, RV 517 Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Major, RV 512 DISC 29:Bartók: Violin Concerto No.1, Sz.36 (Remastered) Viotti (cadenzas: Ysaye): Concerto No. 22 in A Minor for Violin and Orchestra DISC 30:Stravinsky: Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements DISC 31:Bartók: Violin Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 87 (Remastered) Bartók: Violin Rhapsody No. 2, Sz. 90 (Remastered) Berg: Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel" (Remastered) DISC 32:Tchaikovsky (arr. Harris): 6 Romances, Op. 6: No. 6, Net Tol'Ka Tot Kto Znal (None but the Lonely Heart) [Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra] Brahms (arr. Harris): 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Gershwin (arr. Heifetz): Porgy and Bess: Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Rimsky-Korsakov: Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Foster (arr. Harris): Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Kreisler (arr. Rachmaninoff): 3 Old Viennese Dances: No. 2, Liebesleid (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Traditional: Greensleeves (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Dvořák (arr. Harris): 8 Humoresques, Op. 101, B. 187: No. 7 in G-Flat Major. Poco lento e grazioso (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Debussy (arr. Harris): Suite bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Benjamin (Arr. Harris): 2 Jamaican Pieces: No. 2, Jamaican Rumba (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Schubert (arr. Harris): Ellens Gesang III, Op. 52 No. 6, D. 839 (Ave Maria "Hymne an die Jungfrau") [Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra] Copland (arr. Harris): 4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: No. 4, Hoe Down (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) DISC 33:Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 DISC 34:Mozart, W.A. (cadenzas: Joachim): Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Major, K. 207 Mozart, W.A. (cadenzas: Joachim): Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 "Turkish" DISC 35:Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63 DISC 36:Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (Remastered) Hindemith: Violin Concerto (Remastered) DISC 37:Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-Flat Major, D. 898, Op. 99 DISC 38:Bloch: Baal Shem (Version for Violin & Piano) Bloch: Violin Sonata No. 1 DISC 39:Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 Beethoven: Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C Major, Op. 56 DISC 40:Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53, B. 96 Dvořák: Romance in F Minor, Op. 11, B. 39 DISC 41:Bach, J.S.: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041 Bach, J.S.: Concerto No. 2 in E Major for Violin and Strings, BWV 1042 (Remastered) Bach, J.S.: Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra in C Minor, BVW 1060R (Remastered) DISC 42:Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 DISC 43:Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major Op. 87 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101 DISC 44:Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 DISC 45:Herz Imber : HaTikvah Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, MWV O14 Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection": Im Tempo des ScherzosDISC 46:Mozart, W.A. (cadenzas: Franko): Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216: I. Allegro (Remastered) Mozart, W.A.: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-Flat Major, K. 364: I. Allegro maestoso (Remastered) DISC 47:Schubert: Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, D. 929 Haydn: Piano Trio No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Hob. XV:10 DISC 48:Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, WoO 38 Beethoven: Variations in E-Flat Major, Op. 44 Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1 DISC 49:Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 2 in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2 Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3 DISC 50:Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 11 "Gassenhauer" (Version for Violin, Cello & Piano) Beethoven: 10 Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu", Op. 121a Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 "Ghost" Beethoven: Allegretto from Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in B-Flat Major, WoO 39 DISC 51:Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 6 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2 Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke" DISC 52:Sibelius: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47 Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11 DISC 53:Mozart, W.A.: Quartet for Flute and Strings in D Major, K. 285 Mozart, W.A.: Quartet for Flute and Strings in A Major, K. 298 Mozart, W.A.: Quartet for Flute and Strings in G Major, K. 285a Mozart, W.A.: Quartet for Flute and Strings in C Major, K. 285b DISC 54:Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1, Sz. 75Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76 (Instrumental) Webern: 4 Pieces for Violin & Piano, Op. 7 DISC 55:Chopin (arr. Harris): Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2 in E-Flat Major (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Mendelssohn (arr. Achron): 6 Gesänge, Op. 34: No. 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Rubinstein (arr. Orch.): 6 Soirées à Saint-Petersbourg, Op. 44: No. 1, Romance in E-Flat Major (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra) Wieniawski: Romance from Violin Concerto No. 2 (Remastered) Schubert (arr. Harris): Schwanengesang, D. 957: No. 4, Ständchen (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Debussy (arr. Harris): Preludes, Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra) Rachmaninoff (arr. Harris): 14 Romances, Op. 34: No. 14, Vocalise in E Minor (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Borodin (arr. Harris): String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: III. Nocturne (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Satie (arr. Harris): 3 Gymnopédies: No. 3, Lent et grave (Arr. A. Harris for Violin & Orchestra) Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique, Op. 26 (Orchestrated by A. Harris) DISC 56:Mozart, W.A.: Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-Flat Major, K. 364 Stamitz: Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in D Major DISC 57:Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 "Thun" (Remastered) Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 120 No. 2 (Remastered) DISC 58:Copland: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1942/3) Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano Copland: Nonet DISC 59:Enescu: Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 25 (Remastered) Dvořák: 4 Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, B. 150 (Remastered) Various: F.A.E. Sonata for Violin and Piano ("Frei Aber Einsam") (Remastered) Schumann: II. Intermezzo Brahms: III. Scherzo (Op. Posth.) Haydn: Violin Concerto in C Major, Hob.VIIa: II. Adagio (Remastered) DISC 60:Mozart, W.A.: Concertone for Two Violins and Orchestra in C Major, K. 190 (Remastered) Pleyel: Symphonie concertante in B-Flat Major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, B. 112 (Remastered) DISC 61:Mozart, W.A. (arr. Kreisler): Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563 DISC 62:Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 DISC 63:Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: I. Pezzo elegiaco Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: III. Andante DISC 64:Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48 Bach, J.S.: Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D Minor, BWV 1043 (Remastered) Tchaikovsky: Nine Sacred Pieces, TH. 78, No. 6: Pater Noster Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. II, No. 44: Hallelujah Chorus DISC 65:Saint-Saens: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61 Chausson: Poème, Op. 25 Fauré: Berceuse, Op. 16 DISC 66:Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1 "La primavera" Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 2 "L'estate" Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3 "L'autumno" Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8 No. 4 "L'inverno" Vivaldi (arr. Rampal): Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, RV 514 (Remastered) Vivaldi (arr. Rampal): Concerto for 2 Violins in C Minor, RV 509 (Remastered) DISC 67:Mozart, W.A. (Cadenzas: Küchler): Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K.211 Mozart, W.A. (Cadenzas: Jocachim): Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218 Mozart, W.A. (arr. Kreisler): Serenade in D Major, K.250/248b "Haffner" Mozart, W.A.: Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E Major, K. 261 Mozart, W.A.: Rondo in C Major, K. 373 DISC 68:Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 Tchaikovsky (arr. Glazunov): Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42, TH 116: I. Méditation DISC 69:Brahms (cadenza: Kreisler): Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 DISC 70:Rochberg: Violin Concerto DISC 71:Penderecki: Violin Concerto No. 1 DISC 72:Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49, MWV Q29 Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66, MWV Q33 DISC 73:Rentaro Taki: Kohjoh no Tsuki Ryutaro Hirota: Shikararete Kohsaku Yamada: Sunayama Nagayo Motoori: Nanatsu no ko Kohsaku Yamada: Chugokuchiho no Komoriuta Traditional: Sakura Sakura Traditional: Zuizuizukkorobashi Traditional: Imayoh Kengyo Yatsuhashi (arr. Masaaki Hawakawa): Chidori No Kyoku Traditional: Tohryanse Kengyo Yatsuhashi: Rokudan no Shirabe DISC 74:Bach, J.S.: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 Vivaldi: Concerto for 3 Violins in F Major, RV 551 Mozart, W.A.: Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364 Hill: Happy Birthday (Remastered) DISC 75:Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59 Bach, J.S.: Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 Bach, J.S.: Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042

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