Jascha Heifetz Plays Great Violin Concertos - Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Bruch, Prokofiev, Glazunov et al. [6 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

Counted among the greatest violinists of the 20th century (if not the greatest), Heifetz's concerto recordings for RCA are among the unparalleled treasures of the catalog.

These imports feature German pressings from the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart and collectible multi-disc editions. The Sony catalog is replete with legendary artists and hold many of the greatest recordings of the classical repertoire. Each box features large, prominently displayed photo of the featured artist. and comes packaged in a slender, shelf-friendly box with the CDs themselves housed in space-saving slipsleeves.


Works:

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/1955
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Length: 37 Minutes 43 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Austria
Date of Recording: 02/1955
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 34 Minutes 21 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Russia
Date of Recording: 04/19/1957
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 29 Minutes 30 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Germany
Date of Recording: 02/1959
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Length: 24 Minutes 0 Secs.

Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875; Russia
Date of Recording: 07/1970
Venue: RCA Studio A, Hollywood, CA
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs.

Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Russia
Date of Recording: 07/1970
Venue: RCA Studio A, Hollywood, CA
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Hendl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Finland
Date of Recording: 01/1959
Venue: Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL
Length: 26 Minutes 32 Secs.

Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Sergei Prokofiev

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 02/24/1959
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Length: 22 Minutes 58 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 82 by Alexander Glazunov

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Hendl
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904; Russia
Date of Recording: 06/1963
Venue: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
Length: 18 Minutes 57 Secs.

Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868; Germany
Date of Recording: 05/1962
Venue: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England
Length: 21 Minutes 56 Secs.

Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 by Max Bruch

Performer: Osian Ellis (Harp), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Liverpool, England
Date of Recording: 05/1961
Venue: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England
Length: 25 Minutes 33 Secs.

Concerto for Violin no 5 in A minor, Op. 37 âEuroGrétryâEuro by Henri Vieuxtemps

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861; Belgium
Date of Recording: 05/1961
Venue: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England
Length: 17 Minutes 15 Secs.

Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: William Primrose (Viola), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Izler Solomon
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria
Date of Recording: 10/02/1956
Venue: Stage 9, Republic Studios, Hollywood, CA
Length: 26 Minutes 39 Secs.

Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Thornton Lofthouse (Harpsichord), Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Erick Friedman (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 05/1961
Venue: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England
Length: 14 Minutes 16 Secs.

Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 âEuroDoubleâEuro by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887; Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1960
Venue: Stage 9, Republic Studios, Hollywood, CA
Length: 28 Minutes 48 Secs.

Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775
Date of Recording: 05/1962
Venue: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England
Length: 21 Minutes 9 Secs.

Concerto for Violin and Cello in B flat major, RV 547 by Antonio Vivaldi

Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Malcolm Hamilton (Harpsichord), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: Venice, Italy
Date of Recording: 10/10/1963
Venue: Scottish Rite Auditorium, Los Angeles
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs.

Concerto for Violin, Op. 24 by Miklós Rózsa

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Hendl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956

Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 âEuroTurkishâEuro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Written: 1775



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