Jascha Heifetz, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli - Wieniawski, Saint-Saëns, Vieuxtemps & Sarasate: Works for Violin and Orchestra (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:39 minutes | 669 MB
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The insert-note here relates the remarkable story that Barbirolli, stepping off the boat-train at 11 o'clock one morning in 1935 after a visit abroad, was told that at 2 o'clock he was to record Vieuxtemps's Concerto No. 4 a work he had never even heard, let alone seen with Heifetz. Using a score "so yellow with age that the pages crumbled" as they were turned, the work was nevertheless recorded in a single session a tribute not only to Barbirolli's professionalism and skill but also to Heifetz's confidence in the conductor (then aged 36, two years older than himself), having already recorded concertos by Glazunov and Mozart with him, as the most able of accompanists.