CAMILLA WICKS IN CONCERT- Five Decades of Treasured Performances. Previously Unreleased Recordings!

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Upheld by many as a queen amongst her peers, violinist Camilla Wicks led a stellar career in the dozen years following World War II. At the peak of her fame she retired from the concert stage to devote herself to her family. Upon resuming her career she remained an outstanding if intermittent performer for several more decades. 


 Wicks made few commercial recordings besides a famed 1952 performance of the Sibelius Concerto. Now this precious set, spanning five decades and a vast range of repertoire, offers the most comprehensive collection of her concert performances ever likely to be assembled. It offers an in-depth insight into Wicks’ evolution from captivating, devil-may-care young virtuoso to profound interpreter. Music & Arts is pleased to make these great performances available for those who have long wished for Wicks’ discography to be expanded, and to enable a wider audience to be stirred by this extraordinary violinist and artist.

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DISC 1: (78:55) Mendelssohn: Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, Danish State Symphony. Orch./Fritz Busch, cond.; Brahms: Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Ari Rasilainen, cond.; Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A Major (arr. Joachim); Mendelssohn: On Wings of Song, Op. 34, No. 2 (arr. Achron); Paradis: Sicilienne (arr. Dushkin).

 

DISC 2: (75:45) Tchaikovsky: Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra/William Steinberg, cond.; Bjarne Brustad: “Trollkvenna” (“The Troll’s Windmill”) - 4th movement from Eventyr (Fairytale) Suite for solo violin; Wieniawski: Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski, cond.; Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantelle, Op. 43; Barber: Concerto, Op. 14.

 

DISC 3: (75:52) Beethoven: Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96; R. Strauss: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18; R. Strauss: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18: Shostakovich: Four Preludes from Op. 34 (arr. Tsiganov): No.10 in C-sharp minor, Moderato non troppo; No.15 in D-flat Major, Allegretto; No.16 in B-flat minor, Andantino; No.24 in D minor, Allegretto; Gershwin: Preludes (arr. Heifetz): Schubert: Ave Maria (arr. Wilhelmj).

 

DISC 4: (77:13) Chausson: Poème, Op. 25; Fauré: Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13; Tailleferre: Sonata No. 1; Nín: Four Spanish Songs (arr. Kochanski).

 

DISC 5: (77:35) Bloch: Sonata No. 1; Ravel: Sonata Opus posthumous; Debussy: Sonata; Bartók: Rhapsody No. 2; Ravel: Tzigane; I. Wicks: Ode to the Desert.

 

DISC 6: (79:15) Grieg: Sonata no.3 in C minor, Op. 45; Wieniawski: Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 14; Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16; Sarasate: Malagueña; Sarasate: Zapateado; Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Opus posthumous (arr. Nathan Milstein); Chopin: Nocturne in D (originally D-flat), Op. 27, No. 2 (arr. Wilhelmj); Benjamin: Santo Domingo; Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois; Scărlătescu: Bagatelle; Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba.

 

Producer and liner notes: Nathaniel Vallois. Co-producer and audio restoration engineer: Ward Marston. Additional audio editing: Aaron Z. Snyder. UPC # 0-17685-12822-6. Special: 6 CDs priced as 4!

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