RH-001 | 18CD box | ALDO FERRARESI
The Art of Violin

RH-001 | 18CD box | ALDO FERRARESI

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Rhine Classics RH-001 | 18 CD
The Art of Violin 1 | ALDO FERRARESI
“the Gigli of the Violin” | 1929-1973 unreleased recordings

 ***RÉCOMPENSE: LA CLEF DU MOIS (May 2017)***

CD1 | T.T. 70'25''
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
[1]-[3] Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K.219 “Turkish”
O.A.Scarlatti RAI Napoli | Carlo Zecchi
Rec: live | Napoli | 21 June 1960
Ludwig van Beethoven
[4]- [6] Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Radio-O.Beromünster | Erich Schmid
Rec: live | Zürich | 20 May 1963

CD2 | T.T. 69'19''
Niccolò Paganini
[1]-[3] Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6, M.S.21
O.S. RAI Roma | Luciano Rosada
Rec: live | Roma | 19 April 1962
Antonio Bazzini
[4]-[6] Violin Concerto No.4 in A minor, Op.38
O.A.Scarlatti RAI Napoli | Franco Gallini
Rec: live | Napoli | 13 June 1961
Niccolò Paganini
[7]    “Nel cor più non mi sento”, for violin solo, M.S.44 (rev. A.Ferraresi)
[8]    “Le streghe”, Op.8, M.S.19 (arr. F.Kreisler)
Augusto Ferraresi, piano
Rec: Studio 7, Milano | 1963

CD3 | T.T. 60'30''
Niccolò Paganini
[1]-[3] Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6, M.S.21
O.S. di Roma | Franco Gallini
Rec: studio, Roma | 1963
Niccolò Paganini
[4]-[6] Violin Concerto No.4 in D minor, M.S.60
O.S. RAI Milano | Franco Gallini
Rec: live | Milano | 27 April 1963

CD4 | T.T. 68'37''
Niccolò Paganini
[1]-[3] Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6, M.S.21
O.S. RAI Roma | Ferruccio Scaglia
Rec: live | Roma | 19 November 1966
Mario Guarino (1900-1971)
[4]-[6] Violin Concerto (1948) -ded. to Aldo Ferraresi-
O.S. RAI Milano | Ferruccio Scaglia
Rec: live | Milano | 30 July 1969

CD5 | T.T. 72'21''
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
[1]-[3] Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
O.A.Scarlatti RAI Napoli | Gaetano Delogu
Rec: live | Napoli | 14 July 1968
Stjepan Šulek (1914-1986)
[4]-[6] Violin Concerto in D minor (1951) -ded. to Aldo Ferraresi-
O.S. RAI Roma | Ferruccio Scaglia
Rec: studio | RAI transcription disc | Roma | 30 June 1956
Antonín Dvořák
[7]   Capriccio-Konzertstück, B.81, Op.24
O.A.Scarlatti RAI Napoli | Leopold Ludwig
Rec: live | Napoli | 1 April 1967

CD6 | T.T. 70'24''
Alfredo D’Ambrosio (1871-1914)
[1]-[3] Violin Concerto No.1 in B minor, Op.29 (1903) -ded. to Arrigo Serato-
O.Phil. de Nice | Carlo Farina
bis/encore:
Niccolò Paganini
[4]    “Nel cor più non mi sento”, for violin solo, M.S.44 (rev. A.Ferraresi)
Rec: live | audience recording | Nice | 1971
Mario Guarino (1900-1971)
[5]-[7] Violin Concerto (1948) -ded. to Aldo Ferraresi-
Radio-O.Beromünster | Carlo Farina
Rec: Radio Studio Basel | 1968

CD7 | T.T. 69'56''
Edward Elgar
[1]-[3] Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61 - ded. to F.Kreisler-
O.S. RAI Milano | Pietro Argento
Rec: live | Milano | 22 March 1966
William Walton
[4]- [6] Violin Concerto -ded. to J.Heifetz-
Royal Phil.O. | Sir William Walton
Rec: live, BBC | London | 16 November 1955

CD8 | T.T. 63'10''
William Walton
[1]-[3] Violin Concerto -ded. to J.Heifetz-
O.S. RAI Milano | Milton Forstat
Rec: live | Milano | 26 May 1961
Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960)
[4]-[6] Romantic Fantasy, for violin, viola and small orchestra (1956)
Hermann Friedrich, viola | Radio-O.Beromünster | Erich Schmid
Rec: live | ZH Studio1, Zürich | 27 May 1963
Jean Sibelius
[7]-[8] 2 Solemn Melodies, for violin and orchestra, Op.77a
O.S. RAI Roma | Armando La Rosa Parodi
Rec: live, RAI TV1 telecast | Roma | 12 June 1965

CD9 | T.T. 68'55''
Dmitri Shostakovich
[1]-[4] Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.77 -ded. to D.Oistrakh-
O.S. RAI Torino | Mario Rossi
Rec: live | Torino | 15 May 1959
Aram Khachaturian
[5]-[7] Violin Concerto in D minor -ded. to David Oistrakh-
O.S. RAI Torino | Aram Khachaturian
Rec: live | Torino | 12 April 1963

CD10 | T.T. 67'08''
Carlo Jachino (1887-1971)
[1]   Sonata drammatica, for violin and orchestra (1930)
O.S. RAI Roma | Milton Forstat
Rec: live | Roma | 1 July 1960
Salvatore Allegra (1897-1993)
[2]   Violinata alla luna, for violin and orchestra
[3]   Il pastore errante, for violin and orchestra
O.A.Scarlatti RAI Napoli | Salvatore Allegra
Rec: live | Napoli | 27 April 1973
Franco Mannino (1924-2005)
[4]-[5] Capriccio di Capricci, 2 studi per orchestra di virtuosi (da Paganini), Op.50 (1969)
O.S. RAI Roma | Franco Mannino
Rec: live | Roma | 19 April 1969
Niccolò Paganini
[6]   “Nel cor più non mi sento”, for violin solo, M.S.44 (rev. A.Ferraresi)
[7]   Adagio e Tamburino (arr. Michelangelo Abbado, 1940)
[8]  “Le streghe”, Op.8, M.S.19 (arr. F.Kreisler)
[9]  Sonatina No.12 in E minor, Op.3 No.6, M.S.27 (arr. V.Příhoda)
Augusto Ferraresi, piano
Rec: studio, RAI telecast | Roma | 4 January 1966

CD11 | T.T. 70'14''
Johannes Brahms
[1]-[4] Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
Marco Martini, piano | Quartetto di San Remo:
Aldo Ferraresi, 1st violin | Virgilio Brun, 2nd violin | Carlo Pozzi, viola | Benedetto Mazzacurati, cello
Rec: Studio 7, Milano | 1963
Ludwig van Beethoven
[5]-[7] Violin Sonata No.9 in A major, Op.47 “à Kreutzer”
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: studio, RAI | Napoli | 20 November 1970

CD12 | T.T. 64'55''
Johannes Brahms
[1]-[3]   Violin Sonata No.1 in G major, Op.78 “Regenlied”
[4]-[6]   Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100
[7]-[10] Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: rehearsal tape | studio, RAI | Napoli | telecast: 5, 12, 19 March 1965

CD13 | T.T. 70'22''
Gabriel Fauré
[1]-[4] Violin Sonata No.1 in A major, Op.13
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: studio, RAI | Napoli | 21 July 1965
Eugène Ysaÿe
[5]   Poème élégiaque (Poème No.1) in D minor, Op.12
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: studio, RAI | Napoli | 21 July 1965
[6]   Chant d’hiver (Poème No.3) in B minor, Op.15
[7]   Divertimento, Op.24
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: studio, RAI | Napoli | 11 October 1971
[8]   Divertimento (Fantaisie pour violon et orchestre), Op.24
O.S. RAI Roma | Massimo Freccia
Rec: live | Roma | 23 December 1964

CD14 | T.T. 62'36''
Richard Strauss
[1]-[3] Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op.18
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: studio, RAI | Napoli | 20 November 1970
Pablo de Sarasate
[4]   Romanza Andaluza, Op.22 No.1
Augusto Ferraresi, piano
Rec: Studio 7, Milano | 1963
Joaquín Turina
[5]-[8] El poema de una sanluqueña, Op.28
[9]   La oración del torero, Op.34 (arr. J.Heifetz, 1941)
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: studio, RAI | Napoli | 12 May 1966

CD15 | T.T. 71'10''
Franco Alfano (1876-1954)
[1]-[3] Violin Sonata in D major (1923; rev. 1933)
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: studio, RAI | Napoli | 10 December 1973
Mario Guarino (1900-1971)
[4]-[6] Violin Sonata
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: studio, RAI | Napoli | 12 April 1972
Karl Höller (1908-1987)
[7]-[9] Music for violin and piano, Op.27 (1940/41; rev. 1956)  Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: studio, RAI | Napoli | 11 October 1971

CD16 | T.T. 71'30''
1956 | 33rpms
George Gershwin
[1]   Prelude No.3 (1926) (arr. J.Heifetz, 1942)
Claude Debussy
[2]   Images, 1ere série: No.3 Mouvement (arr. S.Dushkin)
Leopold Godowsky
[3]   12 Impressions: No.12 Viennese in F major -ded. to F.Kreisler-
Fritz Kreisler
[4]   Grave in the style of W.F. Bach (1911)
[5]   Gypsy Caprice (1927)
Claude Debussy
[6]   Ballade, pour piano (arr. L.Carembat, 1924)
Maurice Ravel
[7]   Sonatine: II. Mouvement de Menuet (arr. L.Roques)
Cristoph Willibald Gluck
[8]   Dance of the blessed Spirits, from Orfeo and Euridice (arr. F.Kreisler, 1913)
Igor Stravinsky
[9]   Danse russe, from Pétrouchka (arr. S.Dushkin)
Claude Debussy
[10] La plus que lente, Valse (arr. L.Roques)
Carl Maria von Weber
[11]   Violin Sonata in D minor, Op.10 No.3: III. Rondò (arr. J.Heifetz, 1933)
Anton Arensky
[12]   Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.54: III. Tempo di Valse  (arr. J.Heifetz, 1950s)
George Gershwin
[13]  “My Man’s gone now” (arr. J.Heifetz, 1944)
[14]  “It Ain’t necessarily so” (arr. J.Heifetz, 1944)
[15]  Prelude No.1 (1926) (arr. J.Heifetz, 1940)
Claude Debussy
[16]  La fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. A.Hartmann)
Antonín Dvořák
[17]  Slavonic Dance No.3 in G Major (Op.72 No.8) (arr. F.Kreisler, 1914)
Felix Mendelssohn
[18]  “On Wings of Song”, Op.34 No.2 (arr. J.Achron / ed. J.Heifetz, 1933)
Gennaro Napoli (1881-1943)
[19]  Aria, for violin and piano
Joseph Achron
[20]  Zwei Stimmungen, Op.32: No.1, Andantino
Antonín Dvořák
[21]  “Songs my Mother taught me”, Op.55 No.4 (arr. F.Kreisler, 1914)
Ernesto Galdieri, piano
Rec: [1]-[12] Milano, November 1956 | LP 33rpm, HMV QCLP12025 | [13]-[21] Milano, November 1956 | LP 33rpm, HMV QDLP6048

CD17 | T.T. 44'39''
1929-1943 | 78rpms
Antonio Bazzini
[1]   La Ronde des Lutins, Op.25
Prospero Ferraresi, piano
Rec: Milano, 1929 | 78rpm, Odeon, cat. O-26 264
Johann Sebastian Bach
[2]   “Ave Maria”,  Méditation  on Prelude No.1 WTC I (arr. Ch.Gounod)
Niccolò Paganini
[3]   “Le  streghe”, Op.8 -Part 1- (arr. F.Kreisler)
Carlo Vidusso, piano
Rec: Milano, 28 November 1929 | 78rpm, Italian HMV Grammofono, cat. S 10113
Johann Sebastian Bach
[4]   “Ave Maria”, Religious Melody -Latin text- (arr. Ch.Gounod)
Jules Massenet
[5]   Méditation de Thaïs (arr. M.P.Marsick)
Enrica Alberti, soprano [4] | Carlo Vidusso, piano
Rec: Milano, 30 October 1929 | 78rpm, Italian HMV, cat. S 10159
Franz Liszt
[6]   Liebesträume: Nocturne No.3 (arr. J.Achron)
Richard Strauss
[7]   Der Rosenkavalier: Waltz Sequence No.2 (arr. V.Příhoda)
Giorgio Favaretto, piano
Rec: Milano, 1943 | 78rpm, Italian HMV, cat. S 10493
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
[8]   String Quartet No.1 Op.11:  II. Andante cantabile
Alexander Borodin
[9]   String Quartet No.2:  III. Nocturne. Andante
Quartetto di San Remo: Aldo Ferraresi, 1st violin | Ernesto Nicelli, 2nd violin | Romeo Scarpa, viola | Carlo Rampi, cello
Rec: Milano, 25 May 1934 | 2 x 78rpm, Italian HMV, cat. HN342

CD18 | T.T. 57'34''
Aldo Ferraresi in his own words | «My Life Story»
[1]-[18]   ... remembering his youth, his career and the time with Eugène Ysaÿe ...
Rec: unedited speech in Italian | cassette tape | San Remo | mid-1970s
Franz Schubert
[19]   “Ave Maria”, D.839 (vers. by A.Ferraresi)
Augusto Ferraresi, piano
Rec: studio, Napoli | 1963
 
18 CD | RH-001
audio source:  radio masters | 78 rpms | 33 rpms | reel-to-reel tapes
audio preservation:  M.Ferraresi, N.Manzo, G.La Villa
producer | audio restoration | mastering:  Emilio Pessina
photographs:  Ferraresi family archive
booklet notes:  Gianluca La Villa
text editing:  Ilde Weffort
design:  Emilio Pessina
℗ & © 2016 RHINE CLASSICS
ADD | Stereo | Mono

5 DIAPASON | July 2017 | Jean-Michel Molkhou | Diapason No.659 (p.124) | JASCHA HEIFETZ | 2CD
«La Révélation de témoignages inédits de Jascha Heifetz est toujours un événement. Les deux concertos ont été captés (live) à une époque où le violoniste, qui s'était installé en Californie, régnait encore quasiment sans partage sur le monde du violon américain. [...] Heifetz se livre à une démonstration d'anthologie, apparaissant là au sommet absolu de son art, et peut-être même de l'art de jouer du violon. Deux documents plus anciens (1950), dont une fantastique Habanera de Sarasate qui n'avait guère circulé que sur un rarissime microsillon du label Penzance, complètent ce double album agrémenté de superbes photos.» FRA

5***** | 9 July 2017 | Gary Lemco | Audiophile Audition | JASCHA HEIFETZ | 2CD
«Jascha Heifetz performances previously unreleased emerge on a new, important label in excellent sound. The live broadcasts offered here through the efforts of Producer and Audio Restoration Engineer Emilio Pessina derive from radio master and unreleased reel-to-reel audio tapes from both the Hollywood Bowl (1 September 1963) and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (6 December 1964). Pessina has maintained the audience response, and so the sheer level of excitement remains undeniable, especially after the Brahms Double Concerto with Piatigorsky and Bernstein. This Rhine Classics label promises to rank high in the pantheon of historic reissues.» ENG

July 2017 | Jonathan Woolf | Music Web International | ALFONSO MOSESTI plays SINIGAGLIA & ILLERSBERG | 1CD
«Despite the rarity of the repertoire, Rhine Classics has promoted its latest release under the name of the soloist in both works, Alfonso Mosesti, in its ‘The Golden Age of Concertmasters’ marque. [...] This brace of Italian concertos preserves much that is lyric and generous-minded. If you have an affinity with the composers cited in the review and are not allergic to historic recordings, then you will enjoy exploring these barely-heard scores, and find much pleasure in doing so. [...] The restoration by Emilio Pessina is excellent.» ENG

June 2017 | Jonathan Woolf | Music Web International | JASCHA HEIFETZ | 2CD
«This is a valuable addition to the discography. - The Los Angeles concerts of 1963-1964 were given at the Hollywood Bowl, in which Heifetz and Piatigorsky played the Brahms Double with Leonard Bernstein, and at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion where the violinist essayed the Beethoven with Zubin Mehta. Neither concert has apparently been issued before. There are two bonus tracks, previously released, that come from the Bell Telephone Hour with Donald Voorhees conducting in Radio City, New York in February 1950. The Dvořák is tightly coiled, cloaked and hooded, full of inimitable tonal splendour and not remotely relaxed, whilst the Sarasate Habanera is suave and bewitching. Cembal d’amour once issued this (CD-113) but their transfer is cloudy and palpably inferior to this one.» ENG

June 2017 | Victor Eskenasy | Suplimentul de Cultura Nr.569, (12/06/2017)
«Not long ago, opening the second set of discs of the collection "The Art violin", published for label Rhine Classics (RH-002) by two great enthusiasts of violin in Italy, Gianluca La Villa and Emilio Pessina, I had the surprise to discover George Enescu and his signature in two photos of the booklet. The set is dedicated to the violonist, today almost forgotten, WANDA LUZZATO, according to the subtitle - which takes her professor's statement - "Jenö Hubay's most talented pupil after [Franz von] Vecsey." The eight CDs bring out for the first time the "unpublished recordings 1955-1979", remastered by Emilio Pessina in 24bit/96Khz.» ROU
WANDA LUZZATO - "A precocious talent, becoming a great accomplished artist..."

June 2017 | Jonathan Woolf | Music Web International | WANDA LUZZATO | 8CD
«Bravo to all concerned for this loving, extensive and rewarding box. - A second release to be devoted to the art of Italian violinist Wanda Luzzato and it appears as an 8-CD box in the second volume of Rhine Classics’s exciting new "The Art of Violin" series. This outstanding box comes with a particularly, indeed conspicuously excellent 32-page booklet, with commentary by Gianluca La Villa. The tapes existed in various states [...] with restoration process completed by the remastering of Emilio Pessina.» ENG

June 2017 | Trinax Chou | AudioArt Vol.345 | WANDA LUZZATO | 8CD
«This is my top recommended historical recording in this year. - In my opinion, “historical recording” not only should present the playing style for the specific era, but also should find the best artist and best playing from that era. Wish more musical lovers can understand the efforts of Rhine Classics from this Luzzato’s box set. If you like this Luzzato’s set, the other publications from Rhine Classics (Aldo Ferraresi, Alfonso Mosesti, Jascha Heifetz) will also make you surprised. Rare recordings, fantastic artists, interesting works, all of my concerning points for “historical recordings” are fulfilled in Rhine Classics’ CDs.» TPE 

RÉCOMPENSE : LES CLEFS DU MOIS | 25 May 2017 | Maciej Chizynski | ResMusica | À emporter, CD | ALDO FERRARESI | 18CD 
«ALDO FERRARESI, MAÎTRE OUBLIÉ DU VIOLON - Si Aldo Ferraresi est de nos jours méconnu, il fut jadis considéré comme l’un des grands musiciens de son époque. Son héritage discographique nous est offert par un label nouvellement créé, Rhine Classics, dans le cadre de la série "L’Art du violon". C’est celle-ci, ainsi qu’une légèreté d’archet extraordinaire, qui planent sur les interprétations du violoniste: Ferraresi fait chanter son instrument comme peu d’autres. C’est pourquoi, d’ailleurs, on l’appelle le "Gigli du violon", comparant ainsi son art à celui de Beniamino Gigli, qui possédait une des plus belles voix jamais entendues, avec une maîtrise totale du style et de la technique belcantistes.» FRA

RECORDING OF THE MONTHRECORDING OF THE MONTH | May 2017 | Stephen Greenbank | Music Web International | WANDA LUZZATO | 8CD
«Valuable recorded documents from the Wanda Luzzato Archive. - I would encourage all violin afficionados to explore this compelling collection. I’m most impressed by Rhine Classics presentation. Everything about this production spells quality. [...] Luzzato commands a formidable technique. Her tone is sweet and pure and comes over as silvery in some recordings. Her vibrato is on the fast side, and her coloristic range isn’t as varied as the likes of say Menuhin, Heifetz or Perlman. Intonation is for the most part pristine. She seems to be greatly influenced by Heifetz in her use of expressive slides and position changes. Emilio Pessina's expert restorations and remasterings are to be commended.» ENG

May 2017 | Stephen Greenbank | Music Web International | JASCHA HEIFETZ The Legendary Los Angeles Concerts | 2CD
«Valuable additions to the Heifetz discography using a high quality remastering process. - These audio documents have been expertly restored and emerge warmly defined and vibrant, having been given a new lease of life by Emilio Pessina. I’m pleased that the soloist’s pre-performance tuning and applause has been retained, as this creates some of the atmosphere of the live event. There is an added bonus in the form of some beautifully produced black and white photographs of the musicians, including several I have never seen before.» ENG

May 2017 | Stephen Greenbank | Music Web International | SINIGAGLIA & ILLERSBERG Violin Concertos | 1CD
«The value of this release lies in the rarity of these captivating scores, performed by a violinist with a close affinity to both. - This interesting release focuses on the Italian violinist Alfonso Mosesti (b.1924). The recordings have scrubbed up well for their age and provenance thanks to the expert remastering of Emilio Pessina. The documentation is second-to-none, written by Gianluca La Villa, who sets the music in some sort of historical context. The beautifully reproduced black and white photographs are the icing on the cake.» ENG

January 2017 | Jonathan Woolf | Music Web International | ALDO FERRARESI | 18CD
«This new box does Ferraresi’s memory proud. - A splendid and attractive conventional box. There is a 32-page booklet in which one can find full discographic information, an excellent biographical portrait and some splendidly reproduced photographs. A further piece of good news is that advances in restoration have taken place so that the tapes and LP transfers sound better now, in a number of cases, than in their first appearance [...] the recorded sound varies [...] but Emilio Pessina has done a fine job on all these matters. Ferraresi was a rather fascinating character and these performances, invariably show spontaneity and excitement. Full marks to all concerned for revisiting and enlarging and improving the already substantial earlier edition.» ENG

January 2017 | Victor Eskenasy | Suplimentul de Cultura Nr.550-551 (16-23/01/2017)
«An admirable set of 18 CD, published by label Rhine Classics. - The box, that puts together ALDO FERRARESI 's 1929-1973 recordings, is the first from a very promising series named "The Art of Violin". Born in 1902, Ferraresi, recommended to Ysaye [...] made further an admirable carrier, especially in Italy, playing under great conductors, not the last Celibidache. An American critic wrote that there are many tapes with Ferraresi, and he urged to be published. Today is done, result of the collaboration between professionist of the violin, Gianluca La Villa and audio restoration engineer and producer Emilio Pessina, that gave us an exclusive interview.» ROU
Italian musical heritage: Aldo Ferraresi | Talking to Emilio Pessina Part (I) & (Part II)

November 2016 | Jean-Michel Molkhou | Critique musical pour Diapason (FR)
«ALDO FERRARESI - un splendide coffret qui répare une injustice de l'histoire. Belle présentation, renseignements discographiques précis, nombreuses photographies, biographie détaillée. Je vais écouter cela avec la plus grande attention. Bravo.»

November 2016 | Cheniston K. Roland | Violin Historian (UK)
«Magnificent ALDO FERRARESI box set. What can I say the set is a masterpiece, beautifully presented and a real work of art. I was delighted. Let me once again thank you for your magnum opus, the Ferraresi Box, which I shall treasure and am proud to add to my collection. Your grateful friend.»

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