JOSEPH SZIGETI - European Columbia Reordings Volume 2
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; Symphony No. 2 A London Stmphony. Symphony
No. 3 Pastoral Symphony.
Pristine already has issued a number of reordings by famed violinist Joseph Szigeti including concertos of Mozart, Prokofiev and Bloch (which he premiered). Also issued are violin sonatas of Beethoven, Debussy and Bartok with the latter at the piano. Now we have the second volume in Pristine;s series of European Columbia recordings as listed above featuring the Beethoven Violin Concerto, which he recorded three times. Here we have the 1932 performance with Bruno Walter conducting. Mark Obert-Thorn's remastering is first-rate. These are important reissues, early recordings by one of the major violinists.
Pristine contines their Boult / Vaughan Willuams symphony series with this splendid issue of Symphonies 2 and 3. This site praised the previous release of A Sea Symphony (REVIEW) A London Symphony (Symphon No. 2) was recorded in Kingsway Hall January 8 - 10, 1952. Pastoral Symohony (No. 3) was recorded in the same venue December 12 - 13, the same year. These are important historic recordings, sounding better than ever in these XR transfers by Andrew Rose.
R.E.B. (Juhe 2022)