Henri Merckel Plays the Music Of Jean Rivier – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone
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The Rivier Violin Concerto dates from 1942, and it’s my somewhat hackneyed guess that this performance comes from 1953 or 1954, or possibly earlier.
In either case, it’s a rare broadcast performance of a neglected work by a composer not all that familiar to a lot of listeners, as performed by one of the great violinists of the 20th Century.
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