Ida Haendel: The Decca Legacy | Australian Eloquence ELQ4841688

Ida Haendel: The Decca Legacy

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4841688

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 6

Release Date: 13th November 2020

Contents

Works

Achron, Joseph

Hebrew Melody, op.33 (arr. Leopold Auer)

Albeniz, Isaac

Espana: Album Leaves (6), op.165 B37 (Seis hojas de album)
» III Malaguena (arr. Kreisler)

Bartok, Bela

Hungarian Folk Tunes (arr. Szigeti)
Rhapsody no.1 for violin and piano, BB94a
Romanian folk dances (6) for piano, Sz56 BB68 (arr. Zoltan Szekely for violin and piano)

Bazzini, Antonio

La ronde des lutins, op.25

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Violin Sonata no.8 in G major, op.30 no.3

Bloch, Ernest

Abodah

Brahms, Johannes

Waltzes (16), op.39
» no.15 in A flat major (arr. Hochstein)

Dinicu, Grigoras

Hora staccato

Dvorak, Antonin

Humoresques (8), op.101 B187
» no.7 in G flat major
Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B83
» no.2 in E minor (arr. F Kreisler)
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53

Enescu, George

Violin Sonata no.3 in A minor, op.25

Falla, Manuel de

El sombrero de tres picos (The three-cornered hat)
» Danza del molinero (Miller's dance) (arr. Szigeti)
La vida breve
» Danse espagnole no.1 (arr. Kreisler)

Ibert, Jacques

Le petit ane blanc (The little white donkey)

Kreisler, Fritz

Caprice viennois, op.2
Schon Rosmarin
Tambourin chinois, op.3

Leclair, Jean-Marie

Sarabande
Tambourin

Massenet, Jules

Thais
» Meditation

Mendelssohn, Felix

Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64

Ravel, Maurice

Tzigane

Saint-Saens, Camille

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28

Sarasate, Pablo de

Carmen Fantasy, op.25
Zapateado, op.23
Zigeunerweisen, op.20
» I Moderato

Schubert, Franz

Rosamunde, D797
» Ballet Music (arr. Kreisler)
Sonatina in G minor, D408 op.posth.137 no.3

Sibelius, Jean

Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Stravinsky, Igor

Le Baiser de la fee (The Fairy's Kiss)
» Divertimento (arr. violin and piano)
Petrushka
» Danse Russe (arr. for violin and piano)

Szymanowski, Karol

King Roger
» Roxana's Song (arr. for violin and piano)
Mythes (3), op.30
Nocturne and Tarantella, op.28

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Violin Concerto in D major, op.35

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

The Lark Ascending

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concertos (12), op.3 'L'estro armonico'
» no.10 in B minor for 4 violins and cello, RV580

Wieniawski, Henryk

Polonaise brillante no.2 in A major, op.21
Scherzo tarantelle, op.16

Artists

Ida Haendel (violin)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Ivry Gitlis (violin)
Alice Haendel (piano)
Adela Kotowska (piano)
Noel Mewton-Wood (piano)
Shlomo Mintz (violin)
Ivor Newton (piano)
Isaac Stern (violin)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Basil Cameron
Zubin Mehta
Roger Norrington
Karl Rankl
Malcolm Sargent

Works

Achron, Joseph

Hebrew Melody, op.33 (arr. Leopold Auer)

Albeniz, Isaac

Espana: Album Leaves (6), op.165 B37 (Seis hojas de album)
» III Malaguena (arr. Kreisler)

Bartok, Bela

Hungarian Folk Tunes (arr. Szigeti)
Rhapsody no.1 for violin and piano, BB94a
Romanian folk dances (6) for piano, Sz56 BB68 (arr. Zoltan Szekely for violin and piano)

Bazzini, Antonio

La ronde des lutins, op.25

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Violin Sonata no.8 in G major, op.30 no.3

Bloch, Ernest

Abodah

Brahms, Johannes

Waltzes (16), op.39
» no.15 in A flat major (arr. Hochstein)

Dinicu, Grigoras

Hora staccato

Dvorak, Antonin

Humoresques (8), op.101 B187
» no.7 in G flat major
Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B83
» no.2 in E minor (arr. F Kreisler)
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53

Enescu, George

Violin Sonata no.3 in A minor, op.25

Falla, Manuel de

El sombrero de tres picos (The three-cornered hat)
» Danza del molinero (Miller's dance) (arr. Szigeti)
La vida breve
» Danse espagnole no.1 (arr. Kreisler)

Ibert, Jacques

Le petit ane blanc (The little white donkey)

Kreisler, Fritz

Caprice viennois, op.2
Schon Rosmarin
Tambourin chinois, op.3

Leclair, Jean-Marie

Sarabande
Tambourin

Massenet, Jules

Thais
» Meditation

Mendelssohn, Felix

Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64

Ravel, Maurice

Tzigane

Saint-Saens, Camille

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28

Sarasate, Pablo de

Carmen Fantasy, op.25
Zapateado, op.23
Zigeunerweisen, op.20
» I Moderato

Schubert, Franz

Rosamunde, D797
» Ballet Music (arr. Kreisler)
Sonatina in G minor, D408 op.posth.137 no.3

Sibelius, Jean

Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Stravinsky, Igor

Le Baiser de la fee (The Fairy's Kiss)
» Divertimento (arr. violin and piano)
Petrushka
» Danse Russe (arr. for violin and piano)

Szymanowski, Karol

King Roger
» Roxana's Song (arr. for violin and piano)
Mythes (3), op.30
Nocturne and Tarantella, op.28

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Violin Concerto in D major, op.35

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

The Lark Ascending

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concertos (12), op.3 'L'estro armonico'
» no.10 in B minor for 4 violins and cello, RV580

Wieniawski, Henryk

Polonaise brillante no.2 in A major, op.21
Scherzo tarantelle, op.16

Artists

Ida Haendel (violin)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Ivry Gitlis (violin)
Alice Haendel (piano)
Adela Kotowska (piano)
Noel Mewton-Wood (piano)
Shlomo Mintz (violin)
Ivor Newton (piano)
Isaac Stern (violin)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Basil Cameron
Zubin Mehta
Roger Norrington
Karl Rankl
Malcolm Sargent

About

A tribute to the late Ida Haendel, comprising her complete Decca Recordings (1940–1997), newly remastered, as well as her performances at the 1982 Huberman Festival. Lavishly illustrated, original jackets, limited edition.

On her death in July 2020, obituaries worldwide paid glowing tributes to the effervescence of the violinist Ida Haendel, in both her playing and her person. Both with and without her bow, she captivated listeners and fellow musicians such as the cellist Steven Isserlis: ‘She spoke through her violin, proved herself through it, lived within the music she made. She was a marvel, an icon; each note she played was the result of total conviction – and as a consequence was totally convincing. She had been groomed from the beginning to be a star – and a star she was.’

It is those prodigious early years that enjoy belated attention in this new box of Haendel’s collected Decca recordings. Her first recordings date from 1940, when Haendel, in her early teens, was accompanied by a fellow Polish émigré Adele Kotowska in showpieces and encores. Her reputation in the UK had been secured by accomplished debuts at Wigmore Hall and the Queen’s Hall Proms. Decca confidently invested in her promise, and were rewarded with albums that were consistently acclaimed for the violinist’s warmth and depth of tone and virtuoso temperament, but also liveliness of musical response to a wide variety of repertoire, from a Schubert Sonatina to violinistic fireworks by Kreisler and Sarasate.

Haendel was soon paired with an equally brilliant young pianist, Noel Mewton-Wood, for a spry reading of Beethoven’s Eighth Sonata, and then with Ivor Newton for more demanding modern repertoire such as Stravinsky’s Divertimento and Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances. Her recording career continued to flourish after the war with several well-received concerto discs of Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns and Dvořák: all made for 78s and long unavailable until the new remasterings by Mark Obert-Thorn in the present collection. However, despite the excellent reviews, Haendel’s father elected to sign a contract with EMI and she ceased recording for Decca in September 1947.

Haendel’s return to the label had to wait almost 40 years, but a 1996 recital with Vladimir Ashkenazy of modern classics from eastern Europe – Szymanowski, Bartók and Enescu – had critics and listeners alike marvelling at her longevity and undimmed technical command. As well as a live account of the Sibelius Concerto from Israel in 1982 and a spoken memoir from the producer Evans Mirageas, this tribute is significantly enhanced by a previously unpublished late recording: Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, from 1997, with the London Philharmonic and Sir Roger Norrington, originally intended for release within a Vaughan Williams symphony cycle. A work new to Haendel’s relatively slender discography, this will attract the attention of violin-lovers everywhere.

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