The Goodman Orchestra at the height of its fame – dance melodies that do not claim to be sophisticated or refind. Vocals by Helen Foster, Peggy Lee and Martha Tilton.
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The great violinists of the early 20th century: melancholic Vasa Prihoda, refined Misha Elman, Jan Kubelik – the great phrasing master, the effortless-bow of Erika Morini and the pedantic style of Eugen Ysaye. Together with Kubelik sings unforgettable Nellie Melba.
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Menuhin plays very beautifully, his pre-war records belong to the gold fund of violin music. In the recording we hear the typical, somewhat covered and colorated sound of Victor, the set is prefabricated: the first part is a reissue of the 1940s, the second and third parts – the Japanese first press of the 1930s. The losses of The Victor reissue are not as great as they were in Columbia and Decca, although in analog the quality deterioration was obvious, after the digitizing it almost fades.
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Both parts are recorded by Heifetz using an overdubbing. The recording is considered a failure, in my opinion, because of the relatively dull sound and the unsuccessful first movement: the tempo is too high, the orchestra plays monotonously, the violins do not differ in tone or style. I think because of this, many people never got to hear Largo, the first half of which is played and recorded musically perfectly. In the second part of Largo, the violins lost their voice, but the finale is recorded very well-expressively and with mood.
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American pre-war records with very good sound. Clinton has a great chorus of saxophones, the orchestra is good, but Bea Wain sings so-so, Ellington orchestra emits a powerful rhythm energy with perfectly played and recorded solo on the clarinet in the middle, Ella lively and perky, can be compared with the previous version
. The last two records – subtle tenors, fashionable in the 1920s, The Westerners – acoustic record, the most intelligible, but its charm in digital form is almost completely lost.
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