Isaac Stern Archive
The Young Isaac Stern = Violin Concerti by HAYDN; MENDELSSOHN; TCHAIKOVSKY – Isaac Stern, violin/ Leopold Stokowski/ Pierre Monteux/ Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio
Vintage, youthful Isaac Stern has three fine collaborations revived in this trinity of violin concertos. The Young Isaac Stern = HAYDN: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e minor, Op. 64; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 – Isaac Stern, violin/ Philharmonic-Symphony of New York/ Leopold Stokowski/ Philadelphia […]
BEETHOVEN: Three String Trios, Op. 9 – Jascha Heifetz, violin/ William Primrose, viola/ Gregor Piatagorsky, cello – Pristine Audio
The “Million Dollar Trio” in an enhanced audio version of their late ’50s recordings.
Erick Friedman, violin = BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor; LALO: Symphonie espagnole – Erick Friedman, v./ Orch. National de France and Orch. de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire/ Georges Pretre – MeloClassics
The gifted Heifetz protégé Erick Friedman makes lovely and electric sparks in two Romantic staples performed in Paris, 1964.
The Huberman Week Festival = Works of BACH, VIVALDI, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR, SIBELIUS & BARTOK – violin soloists/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon (4 CDs)
Devotees of “the Jewish fiddle” will discover virtuoso treasures from this Festival of Music devoted to Bronislaw Huberman, from Israel, 1982.
BERG: Violin Concerto; BARTOK: Rhapsody No. 2; Violin Concerto (No. 2) – Isaac Stern, v./ New York Philharmonic/ Leonard Bernstein – Praga
Mysterious origins for this release, but in the end I don’t really care. It’s great to have it in this format.
Lucerne Festival – Isaac Stern = TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35; BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112 – Isaac Stern, v./ Swiss Festival Orch./ Lorin Maazel (Tchaikovsky)/ Ernest Ansermet – Audite
Previously unreleased performances by Isaac Stern at the Lucerne Festival reveal him as a consummate master of the scores he surveys.
Isaac Stern and Myra Hess = Violin Sonatas of BRAHMS; SCHUBERT; FERGUSON; BEETHOVEN – Isaac Stern, violin/Myra Hess, p. – Testament
The last-ever Stern-Hess recital proffers a lovely blend of the classic and modern repertory, played with fervor and skillful beauty.