OUT NOW | Arnold Steinhardt and Seymour Lipkin’s “Weber: Six Violin Sonatas”


Biddulph Recordings have launched a brand new disc that presents historic recordings of the six violin sonatas of Carl Maria von Weber carried out by violinist Arnold Steinhardt and pianist Seymour Lipkin.

Biddulph Recordings is a British label that focuses on the restoration of historic performances. Violinist and founder Peter Biddulph works in shut collaboration with musicologist Eric Wen, who’s an skilled in historic efficiency apply for string devices. Collectively, the pair have restored various vital recordings made by historic violinists, together with these by Fritz Kreisler, Joseph Szigeti, and Yehudi Menuhin.

Their latest challenge, “Weber: Six Violin Sonatas,” is offered right here.

Violinist Arnold Steinhardt spent most of his profession as the primary violinist of the Guarneri String Quartet, which was based in 1964 and continued working till the shut of the 2009 season. He’s additionally the creator of a number of books, most prominently “Indivisible by 4,” a memoir about life with the quartet.

Pianist Seymour Lipkin was born in Detroit in 1927 and died in 2015. He broke into the trade early, accompanying violinist Jascha Heifetz on a tour of Europe whereas he was nonetheless solely seventeen years previous. He additionally received the 1948 Rachmaninoff Piano Contest, regardless of one in all his rivals being pianist Gary Graffman. For a time, Lipkin additionally labored as a conductor and served because the Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic.



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