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>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Concerto for Violin no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46
>Glazunov, Alexander : Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 82
>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonata for violin solo no 4 in E minor (dedicated to F. Kreisler), Op. 27/4
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27
>Kreisler, Fritz : Caprice for violin & piano in A minor (transcription of work by Wieniawski)
>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Kreisler, Fritz : Caprice Viennois
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise, for violin & piano (or orchestra) in E major, Op. 83
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 21
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
>Heifetz, Jascha : Hora staccato (after Grigoras Dinicu)
>Paganini, Niccolò : Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11
>Elgar, Edward : La capricieuse, Op. 17
>Kreisler, Fritz : The Old Refrain
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
>Mompou, Federico : Scenes d'enfants
>     Jeunes filles au jardin
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
>Engel, Carl : Sea-Shell
>Heifetz, Jascha : March, arrangement for violin & piano (after Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges")
>Suk, Josef : 4 Pieces, Op. 17
>     Burleska

Album Summary

>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Concerto for Violin no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46
>Glazunov, Alexander : Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 82
>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonata for violin solo no 4 in E minor (dedicated to F. Kreisler), Op. 27/4
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27
>Kreisler, Fritz : Caprice for violin & piano in A minor (transcription of work by Wieniawski)
>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Kreisler, Fritz : Caprice Viennois
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise, for violin & piano (or orchestra) in E major, Op. 83
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 21
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
>Heifetz, Jascha : Hora staccato (after Grigoras Dinicu)
>Paganini, Niccolò : Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11
>Elgar, Edward : La capricieuse, Op. 17
>Kreisler, Fritz : The Old Refrain
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
>Mompou, Federico : Scenes d'enfants
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
>Engel, Carl : Sea-Shell
>Heifetz, Jascha : March, arrangement for violin & piano (after Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges")
>Suk, Josef : 4 Pieces, Op. 17
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Notes & Reviews:

Released to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Michael Rabin's death on 19th January 1972 this collection brings together his finest recordings on EMI Classics in one comprehensive 6CD set. Rabin was widely regarded as the finest virtuoso violinist of his generation and despite dying at the young age of 36 after suffering with a neurological illness his fame continues long after his death. He was critically acclaimed for his performances and recordings of Paganini and included in the set are Rabin's two recorded versions of the Paganini Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major Op. 6 from 1956 and 1960. He famously performed this work at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Dmitri Mitropolous at the age of 15 in November 1951. The full 24 Paganini Caprices for Solo Violin are also included in the set. Displaying technical mastery with a maturity of interpretation that belied his years, Rabin's bel canto playing style is shown in full force in this collection with excellent recordings of Bach, Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Bruch. This collection offers the listener a wonderful selection of violin repertoire with exquisite playing sure to delight any fan of the instrument.



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>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Eugene Goossens
  • Running Time: 56 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1815-1816

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Eugene Goossens
  • Running Time: 17 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1870

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Concerto for Violin no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: United States (01/03/1957-01/04/1957)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1852

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 56 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1815-1816

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 33 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Glazunov, Alexander : Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 82
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 21 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1904

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 65 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931) : Sonata for violin solo no 4 in E minor (dedicated to F. Kreisler), Op. 27/4
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924

>Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931) : Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Kreisler, Fritz : Caprice for violin & piano in A minor (transcription of work by Wieniawski)
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1910

>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1907

>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 9 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1924

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Kreisler, Fritz : Caprice Viennois
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1863

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Havanaise, for violin & piano (or orchestra) in E major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Notes: United Kingdom (06/12/1956-06/13/1956)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1863

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 21
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Heifetz, Jascha : Hora staccato (after Grigoras Dinicu)
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Notes: Composition written: Lithuania.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Elgar, Edward : La capricieuse, Op. 17
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Kreisler, Fritz : The Old Refrain
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Notes: Hollywood (09/10/1959-09/11/1959)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Notes: Hollywood (09/10/1959-09/11/1959)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Mompou, Federico : Scènes d'enfants :: Jeunes filles au jardin
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915-1918

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Engel, Carl : Sea-Shell
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911

>Heifetz, Jascha : March, arrangement for violin & piano (after Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges")
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1937

>Suk, Josef : 4 Pieces, Op. 17 :: Burleska
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900