EMI announces MILSTEIN "Introuvables" 4-CD set

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EMI announces MILSTEIN "Introuvables" 4-CD set

Post by Lance » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:12 pm

On a Japanese site, I see violinist Nathan Milstein will be in the great EMI "Introuvables" series, a four-CD set. I was not able to see WHAT the contents were, but usually the Introuvables series contains recordings that have not been issued previously on CD, or perhaps not at all. I can't quite get a catalogue number for it because the links are incorrect. If anybody knows the catalogue number and/or contents of this set, please share with your moderator, with thanks!
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Post by piston » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:31 pm

Here's the content of three "volumes." Apparently, it will only be available in French stores beginning on 23 April:

Edit: The only number available is this one: ASIN : B000OCYGPO

CD 1 -VIVALDI Enregistrés à New York, en 1962, 63 & 66: 1 Concertos pour violon en ut majeur RV 186,
2 Concerto pour violon en la majeur RV 350,
3 Concerto pour violon RV 352,
4 Concerto pour violon RV 343 ‘Scordatura’
5 Concerto pour violon RV 340,
6 Concerto pour violonen ré majeur RV 213
7 Concerto pour violon RV 233



CD 2 -SONATES ITALIENNES Enregistrées à New York, en 1953-59 :
1 Tartini : Sonate ‘Le trille du diable’
2 Vivaldi : Sonate en la majeur Op.2 n°2
3 Corelli : Sonate ‘La Follia’ –
4 Geminiani : Sonate en la majeur Op.4 n°10
5 Vitali : Chaconne –
6 Pergolèse : Sonate n°12 –
7 Milstein : Paganiniana


CD 3 -BEETHOVEN Enregistrées en 1957-58 :
1 Sonates n°9 ‘A Kreutzer’,
2 Sonate n°8
3 Sonate n°5 ‘Le Printemps’
4 Enregistré en 1957 & 1958

CD 4 -PROKOFIEV :
5 Concertos pour violon n°1 & 2, Enregistré à Pittsburgh à New York en 1953
6 Sonate pour violon n°2 Enregistré à Londres en 1965


Violon Nathan Milstein Chef d'orchestre Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Vladimir Golschmann Piano Rudolf Firkusny, Artur Balsam, Leon Pommers Interprète The New Philharmonia Chorus Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Saint Louis Editeur Emi classics Collection Les introuvables Date de parution avril 2007

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:53 pm

'Les Introuvables de Marcelle Meyer' were the biggest eye opener for me, thirteen magnificent discs of piano music, Debussy, Rameau, Ravel et al, but it was was her Scarlatti I found most rewarding, if you can get your hands on any of these discs you will be highly rewarded...some of the Scarlatti was also available on Pearl I seem to remember...

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Post by Lance » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:46 pm

Because of Piston's superb computer abilities, I was able to learn the contents of this Milstein "Introuvables" set. Two of the CDs are identical to two CDs previously issued by EMI from their Capitol series recordings, and at least one other work (Prokofiev Violin Sonata #1) was also issued on CD. Usually these Introuvables series CDs deliver something that has NOT appeared on CD before or offers works long unavailable. I'm a little disappointed with the duplicity of repertoire this time.
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Post by CharmNewton » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:30 am

Lance wrote:Because of Piston's superb computer abilities, I was able to learn the contents of this Milstein "Introuvables" set. Two of the CDs are identical to two CDs previously issued by EMI from their Capitol series recordings, and at least one other work (Prokofiev Violin Sonata #1) was also issued on CD. Usually these Introuvables series CDs deliver something that has NOT appeared on CD before or offers works long unavailable. I'm a little disappointed with the duplicity of repertoire this time.
I believe most if not all of Milstein's late EMI recordings were issued in Japan (a 12-CD box) around the time Angel issued the 6-disc set. I remember seeing this set advertised in Gramophone Magazine at a price around $300.

Perhaps Sony/BMG might consider issuing some of his Columbia/RCA Victor material. Milstein made a number of beautiful and well-recorded performances for American Columbia in the late 1930s and 1940s, including the Bruch Concerto No. 1 with Barbirolli and the N.Y. Phil, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Stock and the CSO, the Mendelssohn Concerto with Bruno Walter and his first recording of Bach's Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin. There are also lots of encore pieces. Columbia's recordings do justice to Milstein's tone. They are vivid and brilliant and one can hear color in the 78s that doesn't always emerge in the later recordings.

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Post by rasputin » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:54 am

If you want early Milstein's, look for BIDDULPH LAB 055 and 063.
You'll have Tchaikovsky, Bach chaconne an many more from the 30s.
and 40s.

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Post by Lance » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:04 am

rasputin wrote:If you want early Milstein's, look for BIDDULPH LAB 055 and 063.
You'll have Tchaikovsky, Bach chaconne an many more from the 30s.
and 40s.
Indeed, I'm thankful I have both of those Biddulph recordings - and one more, LAB 096, Bruch's Violin Concerto #1 w/NYP, Barbirolli + 14 encore pieces with Leopold Mittman, pianist. I'm not sure if there were other Biddulphs featuring Milstein or not. I believe Biddulph is up-and-running again, but the releases seem to be coming much more slowly. Transfers were outstanding.
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Post by Lance » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:17 am

Interestingly, the Milstein/Introuvables four-CD set was just reduced in price from 28+ Euros to a bit over 16 Euros, which makes more sense if you compare it to other 4-CD set Introuvables series sets.
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Post by Ralph » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:28 pm

I want it!
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