1/11/2016

88843095342/Jascha Heifetz: The Complete Stereo Collection - Remastered

海飛茲立體聲錄音全集
24CD+1DVD (tbc)

◎ 海飛茲被視為是近代第一位且為最偉大的小提琴炫技演奏大師
◎ 本套專輯是海飛茲立體聲時期演奏錄音完整集結出版,所有原始類比錄音也轉換為24-bit的數位格式
◎ 專輯特別收錄1972年10月23日海飛茲於洛杉磯的最後現場演出。樂評Tim Page評論:「海飛茲的穩定性亦具有某些高貴的氣質。多數的演奏家在其演奏生涯中,少有人能夠貫徹如此一絲不茍的控制力」


  海飛茲被視為是近代第一位且為最偉大的小提琴炫技演奏大師。而RCA唱片公司更給予他「世紀小提琴家」的封號。本套專輯是他立體聲時期演奏錄音完整集結出版,所有原始類比錄音也轉換為24-bit的數位格式。而研究海飛茲的權威專家John Maltese也特別為本套專輯撰寫全新的解說。絕對是樂迷不可或缺的套裝珍藏。
  1901年在立陶宛出生,1987年逝世於加州洛杉磯。海飛茲三歲時由父親啟蒙學習小提琴。1910年,進入位在聖彼得堡的音樂學院師從奧爾(Leopold Auer)。1911年在聖彼得堡舉辦個人第一場公開音樂會。1917年10月17日,他在紐約卡內基音樂廳首度登台。從此征服世界樂壇,並開始為Victor唱片公司錄製專輯。並在40年後,又為RCA Victor唱片公司以立體聲的技術,重新錄製許多主流的重要小提琴曲目,1988年留聲機雜誌便在三月號的刊物上表示:這些錄音讓人「發現了海飛茲最強烈的光芒」…… 「而其後以CD格式發行的錄音,更建立起顛峰時期,海飛茲令人驚訝的三度空間立體聲」。
  而據說克萊斯勒(Fritz Kreisler)在聽了只有十三歲的海飛茲(Jascha Heifetz, 1900-1987)演奏後曾表示:「我也許會懷著滿意的心情將自己的小提琴砸毀。」同時所有技巧派的演奏家也都被他給比下去了,自此以後小提琴家便不允許在台上拉錯一個音,而許多有關海飛玆的奇蹟自然也不斷湧現。海飛玆先天具有「不厭其煩地追求完美」的個性,他的成就世人有目共睹,但這並不是說從小學琴的人便會成為大師,而是印證了大師必須長時間專注於所學才能有成。長時間的演出正是他自我訓練的最好方法。
  從年少起始,及至晚年,海飛茲都以無比精湛的技巧,為世人留下完美典範。專輯收錄了海飛茲立體聲時期所有的錄音作品,包含了協奏曲、獨奏與重奏,更包含了他在1972年10月23日於洛杉磯的最後現場演出。樂評Tim Page評論這場音樂會:「這場演出 - 無論計畫或執行 - 都與海飛茲幾十年前的演出無所不同。從一開始的法朗克奏鳴曲,便全神貫注、精神集中,與其呼吸分句直接連結,承載其一塵不染之貴族氣質 - 他確實正是這樣的一位藝術家……海飛茲的穩定性亦具有某些高貴的氣質。多數的演奏家在其演奏生涯中,少有人能夠貫徹如此一絲不茍的控制力 」。


Tracklisting

DISC 1:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35

DISC 2:
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64

DISC 3:
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82

DISC 4:
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Minor, Op. 37

DISC 5:
Bach: Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-Flat, K.364
Brahms: Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello, Op. 102

DISC 6:
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4, K.218, in D
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, K.219, in A "Turkish"
Vivaldi: Concerto, RV 547/Op. 22, No. 2/P. 388 in B-Flat

DISC 7:
Rozsa: Violin Concerto, Op. 24
Rozsa: Sinfonia concertante, Op. 29
Tema con variazioni
Benjamin: Romantic Fantasy

DISC 8: Heifetz and Piatigorksy - The Duo Collection
Boccherini: Sonata in D
Kodaly: Duo, Op. 7
Martinu: Duo for Violin and Cello
Toch: Divertimento, Op. 37, No. 2
Stravinsky: Suite italienne
Glière: Duo Prelude, Op. 39, No. 1
Handel: Passacaglia No. 6 (Harpsichord Suite No. 7) in G Minor

DISC 9: Heifetz, Primrose and Piatigorksy - The String Trio Collection
Bach: Sinfonia No. 4, BWV 790, in D Minor
Bach: Sinfonia No. 9, BWV 795, in F Minor
Bach: Sinfonia No. 3, BWV 789, in D
Beethoven: Serenade, Op. 8 (Trio in D)
Beethoven: Trio, Op. 9, No. 2, in D
Schubert: Trio No. 2, D. 581 in B-Flat

DISC 10: The Piano Trio Collection
Beethoven: Trio, Op. 1, No. 1, in E-Flat
Beethoven: Trio, Op. 70, No. 2, in E-Flat

DISC 11: The Piano Trio Collection
Schubert: Trio No. 2, D. 929/Op. 100
Brahms: Trio No. 2, Op. 87 in C

DISC 12: The Piano Trio Collection
Dvorak: Trio, Op. 65 in F Minor
Dvorak: Trio, Op. 90 "Dumky" in E Minor

DISC 13: The Piano Trio Collection
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 2, Op. 66, in C Minor
Arensky: Trio No. 1 Op. 32 in D Minor
Turina: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 35

DISC 14: Piano Quintets
Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81
Franck: Quintet in F Minor

DISC 15: Piano Quartet and Quintet
Brahms: Piano Quartet, Op. 60, in C Minor
Dvorak: Quintet, Op. 81, in A

DISC 16: Chamber Music for Strings
Mozart: Quintet, K. 515, in C
Mozart: Quintet, K. 516 in G Minor

DISC 17: Chamber Music for Strings
Schubert: Quintet, D. 956/Op. 163 in C
Brahms: Sextet, Op. 36, in G

DISC 18: Chamber Music for Strings
Mendelssohn: Octet, Op. 20, in E-Flat
Spohr: Double Quartet, Op. 65 in D Minor
Francaix: Trio in C

DISC 19: Chamber Music for Strings
Brahms: Quintet No. 2, Op. 111, in G
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique, Op. 26
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C., Op. 48 (Arranged for Violin and Orchestra)

DISC 20: Recitals
Ferguson: Sonata No. 1, Op. 2
Khatchaturian: Sonata, Op. 1 in G Minor
Saint-Saens: Sonata No. 1, Op. 75, in D Minor
Gershwin: Preludes
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Selections

DISC 21: Recitals
Beethoven: Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" in A
Schubert: Fantasie, D. 934, in C
Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis - La chevelure, No. 2
Debussy: Children's Corner - Golliwogg's Cakewalk, No. 6
Debussy: Beau soir
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Poulenc: Mouvements perpétuels
Saint-Saens: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Le Cygne
Ibert: Histoires, No. 2 - Le petit âne blanc

DISC 22: Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Los Angeles October 23, 1972
Franck: Sonata in A
Strauss: Sonata, Op. 18, in E-Flat

DISC 23: Bach: Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006
Bloch: Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) - Nigun
Debussy: La plus que lente
Rachmaninov: Etude-tableau, Op. 33, No. 4 in E-Flat
Falla: Seven Popular Spanish Songs - Nana
Kreisler: La chasse (In the style of Cartier)
Ravel: Tzigane (Rapsodie de concert)
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sea Murmurs (Deux études d'ondes)

DISC 24: The Final Recordings & Popular Encores
Bach: Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 - Chaconne
Mozart: Serenade in D, K. 250 "Haffner" - Rondo
Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges - March
Debussy: Preludés, Livre I, No. 8 - La fille aux cheveux de lin
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess - It Ain't Necessarily So
Rachmaninoff-Heifetz: Daisies, Op. 38, No. 3
Korngold: Garden Scene (from Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11)
Korngold: Garden Szene - Rehearsal and excerpts - Heifetz Narration
Sibelius: Nocturne (from Belshazzar's Feast)
Wieniawski: Capriccio-valse, Op. 7
Rachmaninov: Daisies, Op. 38, No. 3
Rachmaninov: Oriental Sketch, Op. 2, No. 2
Falla: Nana (Berceuse) (Seven Popular Spanish Songs No. 5)
Falla: Jota (Seven Popular Spanish Songs No. 4)