Violinist Michael Rabin is joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Alceo Galliera for this recording of compositional works by Tchaikovsky & Saint-Saens.
Michael Rabin managed to be one of the most talented and tragic violin virtuosi of his generation. Hailed as a child prodigy, his talent matured gracefully into an adult level, but he failed to follow in his emotional growth, resulting in a cutting short of his career. He never reached the age of 36, yet remains one of the most fondly remembered of virtuoso violinists for listeners and fellow musicians.
Michael Rabin, violin
Alceo Galliera, conductor
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
1. First Movement: Allegro Moderato - Moderato Assisi
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
1. Second Movement: Canzonetta
2. Third Movement: Finale