Michael Rabin - 1936-1972 (6 CD box set, FLAC)
Michael Rabin - 1936-1972 (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Brandl, Max Bruch, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 1.79 GB
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# Violin Concerto No.1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Eugene Goossens

# Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
Composed by Henryk Wieniawski
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Eugene Goossens

# Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14
Composed by Henryk Wieniawski
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

# Violin Concerto No.1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21 Allegro maestoso
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Lovro von Matacic

# Violin Concerto No.1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21 Adagio espressivo
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Lovro von Matacic

# Violin Concerto No.1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21 Rondo (Allegro spirituoso)
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Lovro von Matacic

# Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Alceo Galliera

# Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

# Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46
Composed by Max Bruch
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

# Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 82
Composed by Alexander Glazunov
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Lovro von Matacic

# Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Lovro von Matacic

# Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Michael Rabin

# Sonata for solo violin No.4 in E minor (dedicated to F. Kreisler), Op.27/4
Composed by Eugene-Auguste Ysaye
with Michael Rabin

# Sonata for violin solo No. 3 in D minor (“Ballade”), Op. 27/3
Composed by Eugene-Auguste Ysaye
with Michael Rabin

# Etude-caprice for 2 violins in A minor, Op. 18/4
Composed by Henryk Wieniawski
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# La plus que lente, waltz for piano (or orchestra), L. 121
Composed by Claude Debussy
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# Pièce en forme de Habanera, for solo instrument & keyboard (arr.)
Composed by Maurice Ravel
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# Tzigane, rhapsodie de concert, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
Composed by Maurice Ravel
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Felix Slatkin, Sir Adrian Boult

# Méditation, violin & orchestra version and various arrangements (from opera “Thäis”) Méditation
Composed by Jules Massenet
Performed by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Felix Slatkin

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# Caprice Viennois for violin & piano/orchestra, Op.2
Composed by Fritz Kreisler
Performed by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
with Michael Rabin

# Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Alceo Galliera

# Havanaise, in E major for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 83
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Alceo Galliera

# Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
Performed by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Felix Slatkin

# Spanish Dances: Playera y zapateado, for violin & piano, Op 23 No. 2 Zapateado
Composed by Pablo de Sarasate
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# Spanish Dances: Malagueña y Habanera, for violin & piano, Op 21 No. 2 Habanera
Composed by Pablo de Sarasate
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# Zigeunerweisen, for violin & piano (or orchestra) (“Gypsy Airs”), Op. 20
Composed by Pablo de Sarasate
Performed by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Felix Slatkin

# Hora Staccato for violin & piano (or orchestra)
Composed by Grigoras Dinicu
Performed by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Felix Slatkin

# Moto perpetuo, for violin & guitar (or orchestra) in C major, Op. 11, MS 72
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
Performed by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Felix Slatkin

# La capricieuse — morceau de genre, for violin & piano, Op. 17
Composed by Edward Elgar
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# The Old Refrain
Composed by Johann Brandl
Performed by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Felix Slatkin

# The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Felix Slatkin

# Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# Scenes d’enfant, No. 5, Jeunes Filles au Jardin, arranged for violin & piano No. 5 Jeunes filles au jardin
Composed by Federico Mompou
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# Etude for piano in D flat major, Op. 8/10
Composed by Alexander Scriabin
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# Sea-Shell for violin & piano
Composed by Carl Engel
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# The Love for Three Oranges, opera, Op. 33 Marsch
Composed by Sergey Prokofiev
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

# Pieces (4) for violin & piano, Op. 17 No. 4 Burleska
Composed by Josef Suk
with Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers

Disc: 1
01. Violin Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21: Allegro maestoso
02. Violin Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21: Adagio espressivo
03. Violin Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21: Rondo (Allegro spirituoso)
04. Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22: Allegro moderato
05. Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22: Romanze (Andante non troppo)
06. Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22: Allegro con fuoco-Allegro moderato (à la Zingara)
07. Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14: Allegro moderato
08. Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14: Preghiera (Larghetto)
09. Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14: Rondo (Allegro giocoso)

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Disc: 2
01. Violin Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21: Allegro maestoso
02. Violin Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21: Adagio espressivo
03. Violin Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21: Rondo (Allegro spirituoso)
04. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: Allegro moderato
05. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: Canzonetta (Andante)
06. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)

Disc: 3
01. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: Allegro molto appassionato
02. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: Andante
03. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace
04. Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46: Einleitung (Grave) Adagio cantabile
05. Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46: Allegro – Tanz – Animato – Adagio – Tempo I – Adagio
06. Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46: Andante sostenuto – Più animato
07. Scottish Fantasy, for violin & orchestra, Op. 46: Finale (Allegro guerriero – Un poco tranquillo – Tempo I – Adagio – Allegro)
08. Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82: Moderato
09. Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82: Andante sostenuto
10. Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82: Allegro

Disc: 4
01. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 1 in E
02. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 2 in B minor
03. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 3 in E minor
04. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 4 in C minor
05. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 5 in A minor
06. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 6 in G minor
07. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 7 in A
08. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 8 in E flat
09. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 9 in E
10. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 10 in G minor
11. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 11 in C
12. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 12 in A flat
13. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 13 in B flat
14. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 14 in E flat
15. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 15 in E minor
16. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 16 in G minor
17. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 17 in E flat
18. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 18 in C
19. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 19 in E flat
20. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 20 in D
21. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 21 in A
22. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 22 in F
23. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 23 in E flat
24. Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25: No. 24 in A minor

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Disc: 5
01. Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: Adagio
02. Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: Fuga (Alla breve)
03. Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: Largo
04. Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: Allegro assai
05. Sonata for solo violin No.4 in E minor (dedicated to F. Kreisler), Op.27/4: Allemanda
06. Sonata for solo violin No.4 in E minor (dedicated to F. Kreisler), Op.27/4: Sarabande
07. Sonata for solo violin No.4 in E minor (dedicated to F. Kreisler), Op.27/4: Finale
08. Sonata for violin solo No. 3 in D minor (‘Ballade’), Op. 27/3
09. Etude-caprice for 2 violins in A minor, Op. 18/4
10. La plus que lente, waltz for piano (or orchestra), L. 121
11. Pièce en forme de Habanera, arrangement(s) for solo instrument & keyboard
12. Tzigane, rhapsodie de concert, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
13. Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera ‘Thaïs’)
14. Caprice Viennois, for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 2
15. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28

Disc: 6
01. Havanaise, in E major for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 83
02. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28
03. Playera y zapateado, for violin & piano, Op. 23: No. 2 Zapateado
04. Malagueña y Habanera, for violin & piano, Op. 21: No. 2 Habanera
05. Zigeunerweisen, for violin & piano (or orchestra) (‘Gypsy Airs’), Op. 20
06. Hora Staccato for violin & piano (or orchestra)
07. Moto perpetuo, for violin & guitar (or orchestra) in C major, Op. 11, MS 72
08. La capricieuse — morceau de genre, for violin & piano, Op. 17
09. The Old Refrain
10. The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
11. Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
12. Jeunes Filles au Jardin, arrangement for violin & piano (Scenes d’enfant No. 5): No. 5 Jeunes filles au jardin
13. Etude for piano in D flat major, Op. 8/10
14. Sea-Shell for violin & piano
15. The Love for Three Oranges, opera, Op. 33: Marsch
16. Pieces (4) for violin & piano, Op. 17: No. 4 Burleska

An essential item for any classical collection

Rabin is spectacular!!! Just listen to his rendition of Zigeunerwiesen, he has no equal for this piece – not even close! I have been waiting for the re-release of this set for over 5 years, asking EMI if they would ever consider it. My thanks to EMI for listening. This is a re-release they wont regret. I have a collection of classical violin by many artists, but there is something very special about these recordings by Michael Rabin. His interpretations and the gusto of his playing take your breath away.

I cannot imagine any collection of classical music without this set of CDs.

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  1. Thank you very much for sharing this. It’s supposed to be one exceptional release.

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