Joseph Szigeti's reputation was particularly exalted among his fellow violinists. Eschewing virtuosity for the sake of virtuosity, Szigeti was always completely at the service of the music. Szigeti visited CBC's Montreal studios on three separate occasions and those performances are gathered on this DVD release. Though Szigeti was already in his 60s when these performances were filmed, the qualities in his playing so cherished by his admirers are readily apparent. 72 min., Black & White, Mono.Giuseppe Tartini: Violin Concerto in D Minor Jenö Hubay: Czardas No. 3 for violin and orchestra Orchestre de Radio-Canada/ Wilfrid Pelletier. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major (Allegro ma non troppo) Orchestre de Radio-Canada/Paul Scherman. Prokofiev:
Sonata for violin and piano No. 2 in D Major Arthur Balsam, piano.
Title: Joseph Szigeti, Published by Video Artists International, Item number: DVD4269
This DVD is a tribute to the great American jazz master of the violin, Joe Venuti. His life and career are celebrated through performance of his music, photos from his personal collection, and film of Joe at home in his living room. Jeremy Cohen's ViolinJazz quartet and very special guests perform at San Francisco's historic Herbst Theatre to celebrate the one hundredth birthday of this most famous swing era fiddler. 73 min., Color, Stereo.
Title: Jeremy Cohen and Friends, By Cohen Jeremy, Published by Video Artists International, Item number: DVD4315
This program was videotaped in 1986 at the magnificent Old Westbury House and surrounding gardens on Long Island. Includes Beethoven Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 and Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95. 57 minutes. Color, Stereo.
Title: Guarneri String Quartet DVD, Published by Video Artists International, Item number: DVD4339
Live Performance from March 18, 1970. Includes: Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1. Brahms Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108. Beethoven Scherzo from the Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring".
Title: Oistrakh and Richter Live at Alice Tully Hall DVD, Published by Video Artists International, Item number: DVD4369
The legendary violinist Ida Haendel performs works by Beethoven, Bach, and Chausson, joined by pianist Ilya Itin. Program features Beethoven's Violin Sonatas Nos. 8 in G Major and 9 in A Major (Kreutzer), Bach's monumental Chaconne for solo violin, and Chausson's Poème, Op. 25. Bonus: an interview with Ida Haendel. Color, Digital Stereo, 85 min.
Title: Ida Haendel and Ilya Itin in Recital, Published by Video Artists International, Item number: DVD4395
This 1965 live recital with Vsevolod Petrushansky at the keyboard presents Oistrakh in a representative program of violin favorites spanning the Romanticism of Beethoven to the Impressionism of Debussy. Bonus material includes a 1966 performance of the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins played by David Oistrakh and his son Igor along with Leonid Kogan and his son Pavel. 64 min., black and white.
Sonata ("Duo") in A major, D. 574/Op. 162 (Schubert)
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2 (Beethoven)
Clair de lune (Debussy)
Scherzo in C minor (III. From "F-A-E Sonata"), WoO posth. 2
Concerto for four violins (Vivaldi)
Title: David Oistrakh; Published by Video Artists International; Item number: 4474