Erica Morini With The Los Angeles Philharmonic Play Glazounov – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone
Click on the link here: Glazounov Violin Concerto – Erica Morini – LAPO – Wallenstein – 1954
Another live broadcast transcription this weekend. This time it’s The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Alfred Wallenstein and featuring the legendary Erica Morini in concert, recorded on January 17, 1954 for the Standard Hour radio program.
This excerpt, from the original one hour broadcast, features Erica Morini in the Glazounov Violin Concerto.
Erica Morini was one of the giants in violin playing. Having made her debut in 1916, she was active all the way until 1976 and passed away in 1995. At the time of her death she was considered to be the last performer who recorded in the early days of the recording industry, having made her first recordings in 1921 for RCA Victor, and continued all the way well into the stereo era, until her retirement in 1976.
A remarkable figure in music and regarded as one of the finest soloists of the 20th Century, Erica Morini’s recordings have been reissued, particularly in Japan where she is still celebrated as an icon of the instrument.
This recording is doubtful to have been reissued. If it has, its been well out of print. But I suspect it hasn’t ever seen the light of release. So this is most likely a rarity and a first.
In either case, enjoy.
~ by gordonskene on July 30, 2012.
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