Johanna Martzy, Michael Mann – Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings


Johanna Martzy, Michael Mann – Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings
Johanna Martzy; Michael Mann
Label
Deutsche Grammophon/Eloquence
Catalogue No.
484329
Barcode
4843299
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841–1904)
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
Johanna Martzy, violin
RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Ferenc Fricsay

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, KV 218
Johanna Martzy, violin
Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Eugen Jochum

Sonata for Piano and Violin in F major, KV 376 (374d)

CD 2
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Sonata No. 8 in G major for Piano and Violin, Op. 30 No. 3

MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937)
Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré
Pièce en forme de habanera

DARIUS MILHAUD (1892–1974)
Ipanema (from Saudades do Brasil)

MANUEL DE FALLA (1876–1946)
Danse espagnole (from La vida breve, arr. Kreisler)

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI (1882–1937)
Notturno and Tarantella, Op. 28
Johanna Martzy, violin
Jean Antonietti, piano

ERNST KRENEK (1900–1991)
Sonata for Viola and Piano*
Michael Mann, viola
Yaltah Menuhin, piano

ARTHUR HONEGGER (1892–1955)
Sonata for Viola and Piano*

DARIUS MILHAUD (1892–1974)
Quatre visages*
Michael Mann, viola
Dika Newlin, piano

*FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Executive Producer: Dr. Elsa Schiller (Dvořák; Mozart, Beethoven: Sonatas)
Recording Producers: Wolfgang Lohse (Dvořák), Dr. Fred Hamel (Mozart: Concerto, Krenek); Heinz Wildhagen (Mozart, Beethoven: Sonatas, Honegger, Milhaud: Quatre visages); Dr. Fred Hamel, Erna Elchlepp (Ravel, Milhaud, Falla, Szymanowski)
Balance Engineers: Alfred Steinke (Dvořák); Karlheinz Westphal (Mozart: Concerto, Ravel, Milhaud: Ipanema, Falla, Szymanowski, Krenek); Heinz Wildhagen (Mozart, Beethoven: Sonatas, Honegger, Milhaud: Quatre visages)
Recording Locations: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany, 3–5 June 1953 (Dvořák), Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany, 4 September 1955 (Mozart: Concerto); Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany, 7–11 July 1952 (Mozart, Beethoven: Sonatas), 27 August 1951 (Ravel: Berceuse), 9 April 1951 (Krenek), 19 March 1952 (Honegger), 21 May 1952 (Milhaud: Quatre visages); Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany, August 1951 (Ravel: Pièce en forme de habanera, Milhaud: Ipanema, Falla, Szymanowski)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Deutsche Grammophon Releases: 18 152 (Dvořák); 16 119 (Mozart: Concerto); 18 075 (Mozart, Beethoven: Sonatas); 19 126 (Ravel, Milhaud: Ipanema, Falla, Szymanowski); 72 249 (Honegger); 36 005 (Krenek); 30 295 (Milhaud: Quatre visages)

Reviews

“Johanna Martzy acquits herself admirably in the Dvořák Concerto … Her assured technique, mellow tone, and sympathetic interpretation make this one of the best versions of the Dvořák available.” High Fidelity, January 1957

“Martzy plays … with all the spirit and elegance one could hope for … the relationship between her and the orchestra sounds unusually natural … a most rewarding issue.” Gramophone, March 1960 (Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4)

“Accomplished and stylish performances… Michael Mann, backed splendidly by Dika Newlin, gets right to the heart of Honegger’s Viola Sonata… With Yaltah Menuhin as an equally sympathetic partner, he deals faithfully with the less significant Krenek Sonata.” Gramophone, August 1960

“For a listener of catholic tastes desperately torn between the four girls [of Milhaud’s Quatre visages], perhaps the easiest way is to love all of them. Michael Mann and Dika Newlin play seductively enough to make this seem the obvious solution.” Gramophone, September 1958