Category Archives: Violin

Henri Merckel. Works by Mozart, Faure, Ravel, Pierne, Bozza

Yes, it’s been a long time since my last post…I’ll try not to make promises I can’t keep, but it’s been very difficult to find time to work on transfers the past few months.  Thank god for the holidays! So, … Continue reading

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Georges Enescu, Céliny Chailley-Richez play Enescu’s Violin Sonata No. 3 (1948 Columbia)

Well, I see my absence this time has been the longest yet.  My apologies, but somehow this summer’s break for me has included working on transfer projects this time.  All I can say is that I have no intention of giving … Continue reading

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Paul van Kempen, Pt. 6. Beethoven Symphony No. 8 & Dvořák Violin Concerto (Váša Příhoda), from Polydor 78s

Happy Holidays! I must apologize for the lack of new posts lately. This past fall was one of the busiest for me, and just as I did have some more time, the XP side of my Macbook became buggy, and … Continue reading

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Joseph Szigeti, Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Three Beethoven Sonatas (Columbia)

Joseph Szigeti and Mieczyslaw Horszowski made a number of recordings together beginning in the 1940s, including a Mozart cycle available from Vanguard, the three Brahms Sonatas (No. 2 and the Horn Trio in late recordings for Mercury), the Busoni 2nd … Continue reading

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Adolf Busch, Pt. 2. Bach, Beethoven (with Serkin) AND Acoustic Recordings

As promised, here is the balance of my Adolf Busch (and company) tribute. A number of these recordings were unissued at the time they were recorded. A few were first issued in an Odyssey Lp set from the 1970s, but … Continue reading

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Joseph Szigeti. Prokofiev Sonatas, Five Melodies (Columbia)

Here is a collection of Joseph Szigeti’s Prokofiev recordings made for American Columbia between 1945 and 1954. I have transferred these from (very good!) Japanese Lp pressings. Even though these recordings represent various stages of Szigeti’s technical decline (his bow … Continue reading

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Bartók Violin Sonata No. 2. Tossy Spivakovsky/Artur Balsam (CHS)

I’m very happy to present this recording of the Bartók 2nd Violin Sonata by Tossy Spivakovsky and Artur Balsam, issued in late 1947 by Concert Hall Society. Odessa born Spivakovsky (1906-1998) was actually trained in Berlin, and was appointed concertmaster … Continue reading

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