EMI Testament - ASD 3352 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered at Abbey Road
ASD 3352 HMV His Masters Voice - Pressed at Optimal Germany
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
In fact, carrying the first of the two recital albums Ida Haendel recorded for its 50th anniversary around the British EMI, a misleading title - "A Baroque Recital "would be correct. The program is opened by Fritz Kreisler's adaptation of Arcangelo Corelli's "La Folía" Variations from his sonata Op. 5, No. 12. One is immediately caught by this incomprehensibly sweet (but never sweetish) Geigenton. The nuances of this tone are even more evident in the following Nardini sonata (in the version edited by Haendel's teacher, the legendary Carl Flesch):
The moments, when suddenly the volume is reduced within the same note, are always goosebumps. Tartini's famous "Devil's Stringed" sonata begins with a larghetto, which has rarely been so touchingly heard; In the final movement, the highest virtuosity is combined with the maximum musical expression. The most beautiful of all is, as always, the end: a recording of the Vitali-Chaconne (anyway one of the most wonderful pieces of the Baroque violin repertoire), one of the greatest in the genre of Heifetz and Francescatti. It must, of course, be noted that all this is conceivably far away from a historically "correct" interpretation, for Ida Haendel's approach is through and through that of the great romantic violin tradition. Anyone who is serious about the lyrical expressive power of Haendel's play, has not understood, however,
A Classical Recital
CORELLI La Folia
TARTINI Sonata in G minor "The Devil's Trill"
with Geoffrey Parsons
Master violinist Ida Haendel, born in 1928, performs A Classical Recital — CORELLI La Folia, NARDINI Sonata,
TARTINI Sonata in G minor "The Devil's Trill" and VITALI Chaconne. With pianist Geoffrey Parsons.
Corelli transc. Kreisler
Nardini transc. Flesch
First Movement: Adagio – Allegro con fuoco
Second Movement: Larghetto
Third Movement: Allegretto grazioso
Tartini transc. Kreisler
Sonata in G Minor (‘The Devil’s Trill’)
First Movement: Larghetto
Second Movement: Allegro energico
Third Movement: Allegro assai
Vitali transc. David
Piano – Geoffrey Parsons
Violin – Ida Haendel
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.
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.