Milestones of a Legend (10CD)

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Nathan Milstein

Milstein’s international career began in 1929, when he completed a US tour with Gregor Piatigorsky and Vladimir Horowitz and moved there permanently. But he had not been unknown even in the Soviet Union. He studied under Leopold Auer in 1915 at the famous St. Petersburg Conservatory together with Heifetz and Elman, and completed a successful concert tour through the Soviet Union - with Horowitz on piano - in 1923. In the mid-1920s, celebrated performances in Berlin and Paris encouraged him to travel to the USA. Ever since then, his career has been documented in often award-winning audio recordings, which are also the focus of this box-set. The instrument heard here most often is a Stradivarius from 1716, which Milstein named after his wife and daughter: Marie-Therese.

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Bach, Johann Sebastian
Partita for solo violin no.1 in B minor, BWV1002
» Bourree
Partita for solo violin no.2 in D minor, BWV1004
Partita for solo violin no.3 in E major, BWV1006
» I Preludio
Sonata for solo violin no.1 in G minor, BWV1001
Sonata for solo violin no.3 in C major, BWV1005

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
Violin Sonata no.5 in F major, op.24 'Spring'

Brahms, Johannes
Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, op.102
Violin Concerto in D major, op.77
Violin Sonata no.2 in A major, op.100
Violin Sonata no.3 in D minor, op.108

Bruch, Max
Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.26

Corelli, Arcangelo
La Folia

Dvorak, Antonin
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53

Geminiani, Francesco
Violin Sonatas (12), op.4
» no.10 in A major

Glazunov, Alexander
Meditation, op.32
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.82

Goldmark, Karl
Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.28

Kreisler, Fritz
Praeludium and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani)

Lalo, Edouard
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op.21

Mendelssohn, Felix
Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Adagio for violin and orchestra in E major, K261
Rondo for violin and orchestra in C major, K373

Paganini, Nicolo
Caprices (24) for solo violin, op.1
» no.5 in A minor
» no.11 in C major

Saint-Saens, Camille
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28

Sarasate, Pablo de
Introduction et Tarantelle, op.43

Tartini, Giuseppe
Violin Sonata in G minor 'Devil's Trill'

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Violin Concerto in D major, op.35

Vitali, Tomaso Antonio
Chaconne in G minor

Vivaldi, Antonio
Violin Sonatas (12), op.2
» Sonata no.2 in A major, RV31

Wieniawski, Henryk
Mazurkas (2), op.19
» no.2 Dudziarz