Testament / EMI Columbia - 33CX1597 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered at Abbey Road
Pressed in Germany - Columbia 33CX 1597
Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes,cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.
You can leave radiate this concert as Heifetz, one can hardly expect to be downsides show how Kogan - Michael Rabin, at the time of recording 22 years old, it is pure beauty of sound. Rabin's immensely intense tone seems to melt steel like butter in the sun; Adrian Boult's tempered tempi allow him time for his vocal lines, where one must always think of Belcanto arias from the splendor of Italian opera. Rabin can live his legendary technique in the two over-the-top, highly virtuosic concertos - and he is doing it with audible pleasure, as the "Tzigane" opening solo reveals: the joy of playing lies in every tone and is almost infectious! - Even the original pressing was praised by Gramophone magazine in the review of November in 1958 for the warm as well as precise sound: This can only underline these Testament Reissue! LP Magazine
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto Op. 64
RAVEL Tzigane. Michael Rabin, Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult
SAINT-SAENS Havanaise. Philharmonia Orchestra / Alceo Galliera. EMI Columbia LP 180g Vinyl
Michael Rabin managed to be one of the most talented and tragic violin virtuosi of his generation. Hailed as a child prodigy, his talent matured gracefully into an adult level, but he failed to follow in his emotional growth, resulting in a cutting short of his career. He never reached the age of 36, yet remains one of the most fondly remembered of virtuoso violinists for listeners and fellow musicians. In the 1950s, Rabin signed with Capitol-EMI, for which he recorded the most important part of his legacy
Mandelssohn Concerto in E minor - Op. 64
First movement : Allegro molto appassionato - Cadenza - Tempo 1 - Presto
Second movement : Andante
Third movement : Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto
1 . Tzigane (Ravel)
and the Philharmonia orchestra
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
2. Havanaise (SAINT-SAËNS - op. 83)
and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Conducted by Alceo Galliera
Conductor – Alceo Galliera ( Side B), Sir Adrian Boult ( Side A)
Liner Notes – Felix Aprahamian
Orchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
Violin – Michael Rabin
Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.