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℗ Originally Recorded 1955. All Rights Reserved by BMG Music.
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827): Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64
Jascha Heifetz, violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor
Recorded November 27 & 28, 1955 (Beethoven) and February 23 & 25, 1959 (Mendelssohn)
Recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston MA
Producer: John Pfeiffer
Recording Engineers: Lewis Layton (Beethoven), John Crawford (Mendelssohn)
Mastering Engineer: Mark Donahue
Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA
The 1955 sessions were recorded on RCA RT-21 quarter-inch 2-track tape recorders running at 30 inches per second. The 1959 sessions were recorded to 3-track 1/2-inch tape on Ampex 300 tape machines running at 15 inches per second.
Typical RCA Living Stereo mic setups included Neumann M-49 and U-47 condenser and RCA 77DX ribbon mics. Microphones were connected to custom-made RCA mixing consoles, which in turn fed the tape recorders.
Heifetz dazzles with his interpretations of these concertos. His performances set the standards by which all violinists have been measured. Collaborating with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Heifetz’s renowned artistry captures the music’s very essence. These treasures from the RCA Living Stereo catalog are a vital addition for any music library.