EMI Testament - SBTLP1024 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl -
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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.
Violinist Gioconda de Vito is accompanied by pianist Edwin Fischer for this recording of Brahms' Violin Sonatas First & Third Violin Sonatas.
Born one of five children in southern Italy, de Vito initially played the violin untaught having taken only music theory lessons from the local bandmaster. Her uncle, a professional violinist decided to teach her himself after hearing her attempt to play a concerto by Beriot. She entered the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro to study and graduated at age 13. She began a career as a soloist, then at age 17 became Professor of Violin at the conservatory in Bari.
it is no surprise that the two heard here legendary soloists were closely associated with Wilhelm Furtwängler: As with that is because an immediately perceptible vibrations in the music, a poorly defined kind of tension that do not match Tempo or dynamics, yes, it seems to become even more intense, the more minimalistic the music becomes - one hears the end of the Adagio movement of the first sonata! It is a special kind of musicality that manifests itself on this recording, a way that it was rarely even in the middle of the fifties and which has long since died out. For the great pianist Edwin Fischer, documented almost exclusively by recordings of the shellac era, this was one of his last recordings at all, his rapidly deteriorating state of health soon forced him to give up the pianoforte. The discography of the Italian violinist is known to be short; At the height of her fame, she retreated entirely from musical life (and largely to the public) and lived in Edinburgh with her husband, whom she had lived for six years. This is one of her most touching, most intimate recordings (originally published under the number ALP 1282 on HMV) - one can not help but think occasionally of that famous episode from 1958. There, a listener of a Radiomitschnitt had written her a letter: He, so far a convinced atheist, now firmly believe in the existence of a God. De Vitos game in the slow movement of the Mendelssohn concerto was an irrefutable proof
Gioconda de Vito, violin
Edwin Fischer, piano
Johannes Brahms 1833–1897
Violin Sonata No.1 in G, Op.78
1 I Vivace ma non troppo
2 II Adagio
3 III Allegro molto moderato
Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
1 I Allegro
2 II Adagio
3 III Un poco presto e con sentimento
4 IV Presto agitato
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.