Jascha Heifetz, Violin / Gregor Piatigorsky, Cello - Brahms: Concerto for Violin & Cello


Jascha Heifetz, Violin / Gregor Piatigorsky, Cello - Brahms: Concerto for Violin & Cello

Label:

Cisco (RCA Living Stereo)

Genre:

Classical

Product No.:
ALSC 2513
UPC: 079899611215
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180 Gram Vinyl Record



180 Gram LP      

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"String lovers who are looking for an LP reissue that captures the essence of two of the great string players of the 20th century – violinist Jascha Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky – will relish this release of the Brahms Double Concerto…The violin and cello are reproduced thrillingly and accurately. The orchestra is close and present, with little acoustic reverberation." – Robert Moon, www.audiophileaudition.com

It has to rate as one of the most beautiful apologies ever written. Brahms and his good friend (and legendary violinist) Joseph Joachim were close friends and professional supporters for 30 years when, during Joachim's divorce proceedings against his wife Amalie, she used a letter of support written by Brahms against her husband. For six years, Joachim refused to communicate with Brahms. Heartbroken over this loss, the composer wrote his Double Concerto as an apology. It worked, to some extent, to mend their camaraderie. With Baroque strings in his studies of the time, a cello and violin work was a natural choice. The concerto was Brahms' last orchestral composition. The debut performance on October 18, 1887, featured the composer conducting, Joachim on violin and Robert Haussman on cello. Though not as successful a work as the two piano or violin concertos, the Double Concerto stands as one of Brahms' most accomplished compositions.

This is Brahms affectionately played by some of the world's greatest musicians, Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky.

Cisco's gorgeous reissue of this Living Stereo classic captures all the magic and excitement of Heifetz and Piatigorsky's historic 1960 session. Features 180-gram vinyl, a large, six-page historical notes insert for informative reading and the kind of warm, glorious sound Cisco Music is now famous for.



1st Movement
2nd Movement
3rd Movement

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Heifetz fans get it!

posted on 12/15/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
Pressing quality (Cisco pre Impex) is great and performance spot on.


Flawless!!!

posted on 05/24/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Greg D.
What an outstanding album! The vinyl is perfect. The recording is well done. The playing is mind blowing!!! These two masters of their instruments do things together that one would have thought impossible. Such a great composition. This is a numbered limited edition pressing. Get this LP now!


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