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PROKOFIEV / GRUENBERG: Violin Concertos (Heifetz) (1937, 1945)

Composer(s):Gruenberg, LouisProkofiev, Sergey
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue 8.110942
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Robert Cummings,CDNow,

"This has been for years touted as the definitive Prokofiev Second by a good many musicologists and record collectors. Recorded on December 20, 1937, three days after Heifetz and Koussevitsky gave the work its American premiere, it is riveting from first note to last. Naxos spares no expense here, using transfers by the esteemed Mark Obert-Thorn and intelligent notes by Tully Potter, not to mention a rare cover photo of Heifetz (from Potter's collection). In short, this production in every way is first-class. In the end, this must be counted as an important reissue, both for the performances and the high production values. Highly recommended."



Review By Michael Anthony,StarTribune,May 2001

"Heifetz looms large in 2001, the centennial of his birth. An online auction house sold off a cache of Heifetz memorabilia in February, including the alligator briefcase he used to carry his music; next month, the Montreal Chamber Music Festival will devote two weeks of concerts, repertoire and films to Heifetz.

"And now in record stores on the budget-priced Naxos label are seven CDs containing many of the violinist's early concerto recordings and shorter pieces supported by some of the foremost conductors of the 20th century: Arturo Toscanini, John Barbirolli, Thomas Beecham and Pierre Monteux among them....

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