Bloch: Violin Concerto in A Minor (1938)

Allegro deciso – Andante – Deciso

Charles Münch, conductor. Joseph Szigeti, violin.

DESCRIPTION: 4 discs, 78 rpm, 12 in.

NOTES: Recorded 22-23 March 1939, Studio Albert. Matrix nos. CLX 2134, 2135, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, 2147, 2148. Durations (from GEMM CD): 18:00, 06:08, 10:11, total 34:21.

  • Columbia fr. LX 819-­822 [rev. June 1939ff.]
    • Also:
      • Columbia Masterworks set CM 380 (LOX 455­58).
      • Columbia US 69675-78D
    • LPs:
      • Included on Columbia ML 4679 (Columbia Masterworks, Special Collectors Series). Matrix nos. XLP 6627 (label; etched + -3B), XLP 6620 (label; etched + -3A). With Bloch: Baal shem for violin and piano (Szigeti, Andor Farkas). 1 disc, 33 1/3 rpm, mono, 12 in. Program note on slipcase unsigned. Blue label. $5.95. [rev. July 1953ff.]
      • Turnabout THS 65007 (Vox / Turnabout; Turnabout / Vox). Label, etched: VS 4617, VS 4618). A 2-channel re-recording from the original monaural tapes. Jacket note by Richard Freed. 1974.
    • CDs:
      • CD:, in Joseph Szigeti plays ...: Pearl PEA 9938 (GEMM CD 9938), tr. 5-7. Transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn. (With Bach Double Concerto [Szigeti / Flesch / Orch. / Goehr] and Bloch: Nigun, from Baal Shem [Szigeti, Ruhrseitz, 1923].) 1992.
      • CD: in L'Art de Joseph Szigeti, vol. 1: LYS 067, tr. 3-5. 1996. Wrongly lists source as LX 619-22.
      • CD: in Szigeti Plays Concertos: Symposium (UK) 1226 (with Brahms Concerto / Hallé / Harty). October 1999.

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