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The Isaac Stern Collection: The Early Concerto Recordings, Vol. 1

Isaac Stern , Johann Sebastian Bach , Johannes Brahms , Franz Joseph Haydn , Felix Mendelssohn , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Maurice Ravel , Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky , Antonio Vivaldi , Alexander Hilsberg Audio CD
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listen  1. I. {Allegro 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Violin and Orchestra, BWV 1041: II. Andante 7:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. III. Allegro assai 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Concerto in A minor for Two Violins and String Orchestra, RV.522: I. Allegro 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Concerto in A minor for Two Violins and String Orchestra, RV.522: II. Larghetto e spiritoso 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Concerto in A minor for Two Violins and String Orchestra, RV.522: III. Allegro 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I. Allegro moderato 9:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Violin and String Orchestra, VIIa:1: II. Adagio 5:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. III. Finale. Presto 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Concerto No. 3 in G Major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 216: I. Allegro 9:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. II. Adagio 8:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Concerto No. 3 in G Major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 216: III. Rondeau. Allegro 6:12$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo22:35Album Only
listen  2. Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77: II. Adagio10:00Album Only
listen  3. Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace 7:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Double Concerto In A minor For Violin And Cello, Op. 102: I. Allegro16:12Album Only
listen  5. II. Andante 7:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Double Concerto In A minor For Violin And Cello, Op. 102: III. Vivace non troppo 8:27$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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listen  1. Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderao16:55Album Only
listen  2. Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta. Andante 6:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35: III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo 9:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato12:09Album Only
listen  5. Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64: II. Andante 8:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace 6:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Tzigane (rapsodie de concert) for Violin and Orchestra (1924) 8:54$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  • Conductor: Alexander Hilsberg
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Franz Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, et al.
  • Audio CD (July 1, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002715
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,436 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Concerto Collections June 17, 2003
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Both Volumes "The Early Concerto Recordings" from the Isaac Stern Collection are absolutely brilliant. If these recordings were released today by Sony there would be two concertos per disc, they would come in some lavish original jacket packaging, and cost a small fortune. As is (they were released by CBS in 1990), they are packaged as two three-CD sets at a mid-line price. Granted the product is without a lot of bells and whistles, though Stern's anecdotes in the liner notes about the recordings are insightful and enjoyable, but who needs added fluff when the music is this good.

The concertos, recorded in the mid-to-late 1940s and early-to-mid 1950s, are either in high quality mono or early golden age stereo. On Volume One the recording dates are as follows: Bach 1956, Vivaldi 1955, Haydn 1947, Mozart 1950, Brahms 1951, Brahms Double 1954, Tchaikovsky 1949, Mendelssohn 1950, and Ravel 1957. (Please note that a few of these very same performances appear in the "Isaac Stern-A Life in Music" series.) Though Stern later re-recorded many of these concertos, it is delightful to hear these earlier versions when he was still establishing himself as one of the world's great violinists. Those looking for a definitive disc of a given concerto may want to start with titles in his "A Life in Music" series, but for Stern-lovers out there (like me), these discs are pure gold.
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