Notes & Reviews:
Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that it is on goes on sale, it will also be reduced in price.
This is probably the best performances of all of these pieces played here. It is obvious Gimpel had a technique to match that of Heifetz, the seriousness of Oistrakh, the elegance and charm of Kreisler, The experimental qualities of Milstein, and added to all that, a sound closer to the human voice than that of any other violinist. It is very disappointing to see that this is the only cd of Bronislaw Gimpel available, although there are many other recordings of his. From this we can see he was equal if not better than any other violinist in his time. He received inadequate attention and got much less than deserved, but here's a tribute to one of the greatest violinists of all time.