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℗ Originally Recorded 1959. All Rights Reserved by BMG Music.
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (tracks 1-3)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 (tracks 4-6)
Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936): Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82 (tracks 7-10)
Soloist: Jascha Heifetz
Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Hendl (Sibelius)
Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Munch (Prokofiev)
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Hendl (Glazunov)
Produced by: John Pfeiffer
Recording Engineers: Lewis Layton, John Crawford, John Norman, Leslie Chase
Mastering Engineer: Mark Donahue
Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA
Recorded January 10 & 12, 1959 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago (Sibelius); February 24, 1959 in Symphony Hall, Boston (Prokofiev); June 3 & 4, 1963 in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, CA (Glazunov)
All 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.
Esteemed violinist Jascha Heifetz had a long association with each of these pieces and displays all the luster, virtuosity and wisdom that were his hallmarks. This stunning collection features Heifetz joined by various acclaimed conductors and orchestras. The consistency of excellence by the conductors and orchestras is matched by the various RCA Living Stereo recording teams.