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Joseph Szigeti

Joseph Szigeti - The Mercury Masters (6CD Box Set)

Romanticist and classicist, modernist and conservative, the violinist Joseph Szigeti defied classification. His wide repertoire ranged from Bach to Bartók and beyond, and he played it all with skill and understanding, becoming known as "the thinking man’s virtuoso." Issued internationally and complete, for the first time on CD in this Limited Edition original-jackets collection, these Mercury recordings were made in New York and London during the autumn of Szigeti’s career, between 1959 and 1961. The original Mercury tapes have been given new high-definition transfers at Abbey Road Studios, and then remastered by Thomas Fine.

CD 1
BRAHMS Horn Trio
Violin Sonata No. 2
John Barrows ∙ Mieczysław Horszowski

CD 2
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
Herbert Menges

CD 3
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2
Artur Balsam

CD 4
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
Antal Doráti

CD 5
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1
Herbert Menges
STRAVINSKY Duo Concertant
Roy Bogas

CD 6
HONEGGER Violin Sonata No. 1
WEBERN Four Pieces, Op. 7
DEBUSSY Violin Sonata
IVES Violin Sonata No. 4
BARTÓK Violin Sonata No. 2
Roy Bogas