Violinissimo: Great Violin Encores
Joseph Sakonov; Erich Gruenberg
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4804969
Barcode
00028948049691
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
JENO HUBAY: Hejre Kati
BENJAMIN GODARD: Berceuse (Jocelyn)
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY:Valse sentimentale
PAUL STERNHOLD: Fêtes Tzigane
JULES MASSENET: Méditation (Thaïs)
RICHARD HEUBERGER: Im chambre séparée
PABLO DE SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen
MANUEL PONCE: Estrellita
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD: Intermezzo (Much ado about nothing)
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: None but the lonely heart
VITTORIO MONTI: Czardas

Josef Sakonov, violin
London Festival Orchestra

CD 2
FRITZ KREISLER:
Liebesfreud
Liebesleid
Caprice viennois
Concerto in C minor
MANUEL DE FALLA: Spanish Dance (La vida breve)
ENRIQUE GRANADOS: Spanish Dance ‘Rondalla aragonesa’
ISAAC ALBÉNIZ: Tango, Op. 165 No. 2
FRITZ KREISLER
Recitativo et Scherzo-Caprice
Schön Rosmarin
Tambourin chinois

Erich Gruenberg, violin
Philharmonia Orchestra
Elgar Howarth

Recording information

Recording Producer: Raymond Few
Balance Engineer: Arthur Lilley
Recordings: London, UK 1972 (CD 1); St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London, UK, 30 June – July 1977 (CD 2)

Reviews

‘Here is a rich, resonant recording … containing beautiful tone from one of the two Guanerius violins which at one time belonged to Ferdinand David… The program is a mixture of sentiment and fiery brilliance’ (Sakonov) Gramophone

‘Viennese born and bred, Erich Gruenberg has a head start in recapturing the appeal of these Kreisler sweetmeats … he extracts the last ounce of sentiment … apt period flavour’ Gramophone