Henryk Szeryng - Fritz Kreisler (24/192 FLAC)
Henryk Szeryng – Fritz Kreisler (24/192 FLAC)

Composer: Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Henryk Szeryng, Charles Reiner
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Mercury
Size: 1.81 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

01. Caprice viennois, Op. 2

3 Old Viennese Dances:
02. 3. Schön Rosmarin
03. 2. Liebesleid
04. 1. Liebesfreud

05. Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, Op.6
06. Tempo di menuetto (in the style of Pugnani)
07. Praeludium and Allegro
08. Chanson Louis XIII and Pavane
09. Tambourin chinois
10. Menuet (in the style of Porpora)
11. The Old Refrain
12. Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven
13. Allegretto (in the style of Boccherini)

Recorded: 1963-01-22
Recording Venue: Ballroom Studio A, Fine Recording, New York

These performances of Fritz Kreisler’s Violin Works by violinist Henryk Szeryng and pianist Charles Reiner are outstanding…! Feature rarely recorded compositions by Leclair, Gluck and Locatelli, which are ever bit as enjoyable as the well-known works by Kreisler!

Henryk Szeryng and Charles Reiner taped this recital in 1963, for the Mercury Living Presence label. Using revolutionary three-track equipment, the recording director, Wilma Cozart, and chief engineer, Robert Fine, achieved unprecedented fidelity and dynamic range, throughout a series of legendary LP issues which became bywords for excellence among a generation of hi-fi buffs. Three decades later, this outstanding album testifies eloquently to the prodigious results obtained. One need hardly add that Henryk Szeryng’s accounts of these Kreisler bon-bons are masterly. He brings to these delectable miniatures much of the sparkle and inimitable Gemütlichkeit of the master himself. A treasure of a reissue. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5) (Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine)

Digitally remastered

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