Beethoven & Casadesus: Violin Sonatas (Remastered) Zino Francescatti
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- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer":
- 1Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer": I. Adagio sostenuto11:00
- 2Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer": II. Andante con variazioni14:37
- 3Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer": III. Finale. Presto06:19
- Robert Casadesus (1899 - 1972): Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 34:
- 4Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 34: I. Allegro vivo04:09
- 5Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 34: II. Allegretto a capriccio04:03
- 6Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 34: III. Adagio04:19
- 7Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 34: IV. Allegro molto03:34
Info for Beethoven & Casadesus: Violin Sonatas (Remastered)
Sony Classical is pleased to release the first ever collection of the great Zino Francescatti recordings for Columbia Masterworks. Various recording masterpieces have been newly transferred, mixed and re-mastered from the original analogue tapes using 24 bit technology. Included in the collection are stunning collaborations with some of the world’s best musicians, and composers.
The late violinist, Zino Francescatti (1902-1991) was one of the great violinists of the twentieth century whose career was in high gear between the 1940s and up to the 1970s. He made many recordings with his friend and pianist, Robert Casadesus for Columbia Records/Sony Classical.
I've always felt Francescatti was blessed with an exceptional and singing tone, and was a musician par excellence. A prolific recording artist, it is unfortunate that most of his recordings are unavailable today. Many of his early performances were issued by the now defunct French Lys label and several outstanding transfers were offered by Biddulph. Doremi, Music & Arts, Nickson Records, Melodram, Pearl, Urania, Bridge, Andante, Archipel, and BBC Legends also include Francescatti in their catalogues. His greatest number of recordings were made for American Columbia Records and a late one of Bach violin concertos appeared on Deutsche Grammophon. If you are a collector violinists and violin music, you no doubt have acquired many of these treasures.
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