FERDINAND DAVID: Salon-Duett; Suite; 12 Salon Pieces; 3 Impromptus – Stephan Schardt, violin/ Philipp Vogler, p. – MD&G
Mendelssohn’s great friend and champion in some intimate chamber pieces of his own.
SPOHR: Piano Sonata in A-flat Major; Rondoletto in G Major; ONSLOW: Piano Sonata in C Minor; Six Pieces; Toccata in C Major – Howard Shelley, p. – Hyperion
Howard Shelley explores the infrequent keyboard works of Louis Spohr and Georges Onslow, pieces that lie between the salon and the concert hall.
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Con. No. 2; BEETHOVEN: Romances; SPOHR: Concerto No. 8 – Jascha Heifetz, v./ London Sym. / Sir Malcolm Sargent/ RCA Victor Orch./ Izler Solomon/ William Steinberg (Beethoven) – Naxos
More magical Heifetz from his most fertile early 1950s period, especially in two rarities, by Bruch and Spohr, respectively.