Ida Haendel, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček

Ida Haendel in Prague. Glazunov & Wieniawski: Violin Concertos - Stravinsky: Divertimento - Tartini: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor Devil's Trill'

Catalogue Number: SU 3782-2
Published: 18th October 2004
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 1 CD
Ida Haendel (b. 1928), a British violinist of Polish origin who has performed in the world's most famous concert halls, and who can boast of working with virtually all of the world's conducting legends, has left her indelible mark on the city of Prague in the form of recordings. From the work of this phenomenal virtuoso in the Supraphon archives, we have selected piecesby composers who cherished the violin above all other instruments: Glazunov, Wieniawski and Tartini. Most of the recordings were made in the era of stereophonic technology, so the listener can fully appreciate the power of the violinist's brilliant talent and the convictionof her artistic expression. The recording also confirms the reputation of Václav Smetáček as a sensitive accompanist; under his direction, the orchestra plays with utmost musicality and humble respect for the solo part. A legendary virtuoso's shining performance in Prague.
Alexander Glazunov
1. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor (in one movement), Op. 82 20:27
Henryk Wieniawski
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor No. 2, Op. 22
2. Allegro moderato 11:49
3. Romance - Andante non troppo 04:44
4. Finale. Allegro con fuoco (alla zingara) - Allegro moderato 06:10
Igor Stravinsky
Divertimento for Violin and Piano
5. Sinfonia /att./ 06:06
6. Danses suisses 04:11
7. Scherzo 02:52
8. Pas de deux. Adagio - variation - coda 03:33
Giuseppe Tartini
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor Devil's Trill'
9. Larghetto 03:16
10. Allegro moderato 02:50
11. Adagio 03:31
12. Allegro assai 05:37