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Michael Rabin: The Early Years
Niccolo Paganini, Fritz Kreisler, Pablo de Sarasate
Michael Rabin: The Early Years
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
 
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Michael Rabin's brief, meteoric career took off in the early '50s, around the time he made his debut recordings for Columbia Masterworks. Long sought-after and hoarded by collectors, this small but potent legacy is gorgeou...  more »

     
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All Artists: Niccolo Paganini, Fritz Kreisler, Pablo de Sarasate, Carl Engel, William Kroll, Ottokar Novacek, Donald Voorhees, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Artur Balsam, Walter Robert
Title: Michael Rabin: The Early Years
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Label: Sony
Release Date: 6/29/1999
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646089422

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Michael Rabin's brief, meteoric career took off in the early '50s, around the time he made his debut recordings for Columbia Masterworks. Long sought-after and hoarded by collectors, this small but potent legacy is gorgeously restored from the original master tapes. A selection of encore-type miniatures by Sarasate, Wieniawski, Dvorák, Kreisler, Engel, and others reveal the teenage prodigy already in possession of the flawless technique, bang-on intonation, and coiled intensity we know from his fiery Capitol/EMI output. He digs into 11 of the Paganini caprices (Op. 1) with unflappable assurance. The lyrical selections betray a sweetness of expression quite different from the demonic aura permeating the 21-year-old violinist's 1958 traversal of the entire Op. 1 set. Filling out the disc are four delicious encores recorded in 1938 by Ossy Renardy, another short-lived violinist deserving wider attention on CD. A significant reissue, impeccably produced. --Jed Distler