Elman Mischa: Encores


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Elman Mischa: Encores
Artist: Mischa Elman
Title: Encores

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Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl LP Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music Pressed at Pallas Violinist Mischa Elman performs compositional works by Dvorak Mendelssohn Smetana and more accompanied by Joseph Seiger at the piano. Mischa Elman who was born at Talnoy Kiev made his first public appearance as a violinist at a village concert when he was five years old. His prodigious talents soon came to the notice of Leopold Auer who adopted him as a pupil at St. Petersburg in 1901. Elmans Berlin debut took place in 1904 with immediate and outstanding success which was repeated in the following year on his first appearance in London when he played the Tchaikovsky concerto at the Queens Hall. With this same concerto three years later he introduced himself to America New York December 1908. Since then he has been recognized as one of the worlds foremost violinists and is particularly renowned for his beautiful tone and technical mastery. In the present recording Mischa Elman presents some of the shorter pieces with which he has captivated audiences all over the world. Elman still plays with charm and elegance... In this batch of pieces where the encore wags the concert so to speak Elman and Seiger combine war-horses and novelties in captivating manner. I was charmed by the exotic From San Domingo by Arthur Benjamin with its echoes of guitars and popular songs. Charles Millers Cubanaise... its vivacious rhythms and sonorous middle section are most appealing. Perhaps the item that most listeners will fall for is Elmans arrangement of the so-called Canto Amoroso by Sammartini an encore which Elman has made peculiarly his own. - Gramophone

1.1 Slavonic Fantasia
1.2 Song Without Words Op. 62 No. 1 May Breezes
1.3 Cubanaise
1.4 Liebersleid
1.5 Tango
1.6 Airs Tsiganes
1.7 Canto Amoroso
1.8 Chanson Polonaise
1.9 From San Domingo
1.10 From My Homeland No. 2

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