For every lover of violin music it is impossible to avoid this album, Brahms – Szigeti's concerto blossoms with unusual colors. Record is not immediately discloses its pros, but the violin sounds quite well from the very beginning. The first side has some cracks.
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A compilation of records from different sets, the first record from the United States is recorded with serious loss of clarity, the sound of the second, English version is great, but it is printed on a crackling mass of English HMV. In the first movement, you can appreciate the Szigeti violin with its emphasized upper formant, somewhat angular and beautiful in this angularity. Thanks to the efforts of American technicians, the Flash instrument sounds helpless, and only at the end of Largo and in the final it becomes clear that two equally great masters are playing, and their instruments are as good as their masters. It should also be noted that the orchestra is well-coordinated, emphasizing the expression of the allegro.
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Argentine Columbia, a 1940s reissue. A great version of the concert, the sound is soft, expressive though somewhat muffled and smoothed. Shigeti plays impeccably.
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Audiophile Lo-Fi! Szigeti differs from his colleagues by unusual, harsh sound production and broken, accented phrasing, and it is always interesting to listen to him. The sonatas are recorded with surprising musicality, the first one is better balanced, the second sounds more clear and sharp. The andante of the second sonata stands out with its melodic sound, it seems that you can look directly into the soul of Szigeti, or maybe Prokofiev, who knows…
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