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Program 1

W.A. Mozart: Fragment from “Nannerl Notenbuch” K. 9b
    (excerpt)
Claudio Colombo, p.
:39
 
W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 1, I (excerpt)
Concentus Musicus Wien/Nikolaus Harnoncourt
DHM 63970
2:49, :24
 
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus fr. Miserere (excerpt)
The Cambridge Singers/Rutter
Collegium 123
:54
 
W.A. Mozart: Divertimento No. 1 in D, K. 136
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra/Yehudi Menhuin
Virgin 91122
12:37
 
W.A. Mozart: Divertimento in F, K. 138, II
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
Lon 417741
3:59
 
 
W.A. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 5 in G Major, I, K. 283
Walter Gieseking, p.
EMI 63688
3:56
 
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Symphony in D, I (excerpt) & IV
La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Jordi Savall
Astree 8532
2:45, 7:14
 
W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, Jupiter, IV
NY Phil/Bruno Walter
Sony 64477
6:43

Program 2

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
    III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace—Poco più
    presto
Berliner Philharmoniker/Rudolf Kempe; Yehudi Menuhin, v.
EMI 64131
8:13
 
Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto In B Minor, Op. 61
    III. Allegro Molto
London Symphony Orchestra/Edward Elgar; Yehudi Menuhin, v.   
EMI 54564
9:09
 
Alfredo D'Ambrosio: Serenade (excerpt)     
Georges Enesco, v.
GENN BVA 1
1:21                                              
 
Sweet Georgia Brown        
Yehudi Menuhin & Stéphane Grappelli, vlns. 
EMI 66830
2:38   
                
Prabhati (Based On Raga Gunkali) (excerpt)                   
Ensemble; Yehudi Menuhin, v.; Ravi Shankar, sitar 
EMI 67180
2:36   
 
Walton: Violin Concerto In B Minor
I. Andante Tranquillo  
II. Presto Capriccioso Alla Napolitana
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/André Previn;
    Nigel Kennedy, v.
EMI 67180
17:42      
                                           
Irving Berlin: Cheek To Cheek (excerpt)           
Yehudi Menuhin & Stéphane Grappelli, violins   
EMI 49628
1:36

Program 3

Niccolò Paganini: Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1
    No. 5 in A Minor
    No. 9 in E Major, La Chasse
Julia Fischer, v.
2:46, 3:11
 
Niccolò Paganini: Le Streghe (The Witches), Op. 8
Julian Sitkovetsky, v.; Bella Davidovich, p.
Artek 0030
11:23
 
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, I & III
Jaime Laredo, Alexander Schneider, Arnold Steinhardt & John
    Dalley, violins; Michael Tree & Samuel Rhodes, violas;
    Leslie Parnas, David Soyer cellos
Sony 46251
19:24
 
Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
CSO/James Levine
DG 415137
11:49

Program 4

Pablo Sarasate: Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2   
Jascha Heifetz, v.; André Benoist, p.
RCA 61732
3:28
                   
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
    Finale: Allegro molto vivace       
Jascha Heifetz, v.; Samuel Chotzinoff, p.
RCA 61732
4:36
           
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
    Allegro
Artur Rubinstein, p.; Jascha Heifetz, v.; Emanuel
    Feuermann, vc.
RCA 61763
8:58
               
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 63 in G Minor
    Allegro ben marcato    
BSO/Serge Koussevitzky; Jascha Heifetz, v.
RCA 61735
6:32
 
 
 
Grigoraş Dinicu: Hora Staccato 
Jascha Heifetz, v.
61734
1:53 excerpt
       
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Pas d'action  fr. Swan Lake Act II
Orchestra; Oscar Shumsky, v.
www.shumskymusic.com
6:02
 
Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Op. 61 
    (excerpts)
Curtis Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner; Oscar Shumsky, v.
www.shumskymusic.com
8:15, 4:20
 
W. A. Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 424 (excerpt)
    Theme and Var., Andante grazioso   
Oscar Shumsky, v.; Eric Shumsky, vla.
www.shumskymusic.com
1:05

Program 5

Frédéric Chopin: Étude No. 8 in F, Op. 10 (excerpts)
Maurizio Pollini, p.
DG 413794
:51, 1:17
 
Chopin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, II
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra/Paolo Bordoni;
    Garrick Ohlsson, p.
EMI 62512
9:32
 
Chopin: Mazurka No. 47 in A Minor, Op. 68 No. 2
Artur Rubinsten, p.
RCA 5614
2:47
 
Chopin: Mazurka in C Major, Op. 7 No. 5
    Mazurka in E Minor, Op. 41 No 2
Ivan Moravec, p.
Dorian 90140
3:28
 
 
 
 
 
Chopin: Mazurka No. 44 in C Major, Op. 67 No. 3
    Mazurka No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 17 No. 4
William Kapell, p.
RCA 68990
5:39
 
Chopin: Waltz No. 13 in D-flat, Op. 70 No. 3
    Waltz No. 3 in a minor, Op. 34 No. 2, Grand Valse 
    Brillante
    Waltz No. 14 in E Minor
Dinu Lipatti, p.
2:08
 
Chopin: Sonata No. 3 for Piano in B Minor, II
Rudolf Firkusny, p.
EMI 66066
2:45
 
Chopin: Ballade #2 In F, Op. 38
Krystian Zimerman, p.
DG 423090
7:45
 
Chopin: Étude No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 10 No. 2
Frederic Chiu, p.
HM 907201
1:26
 
Chopin: Étude in F Minor, Op. 25 No. 2
Rudolph Serkin, p.
Archiphon 105
1:24
 
Chopin: Étude No. 7 in E, Op. 10 No. 7
    Étude No. 5 in G-flat, Op. 10 No. 5, Black Keys
Maurizio Pollini, p.
DG 413794
3:07

 

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