Prokofiev Violin Concerto №2 – Heifetz, 1938 – Shellac Rip


1945 re-issue, the sound is intelligible, dense but sharp in the upper middle and somewhat clamped. The violin sings even on the reissue, Heifetz is in vain reproached in coldness.

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 Heifetz, Boston SO, Koussevitzky, San Francisco
Catalogue Number:
8.110942 Reissue (1937, 1945)
Although there are precious few differences in interpretative nuance between this recording and the more familiar 1959 version, also made in Boston for RCA, the earlier performance conveys greater warmth and space.

78rpm Shellac Remastered – © Anton Stepichev

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