"Joseph Szigeti (Hungarian: Szigeti József, [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈsiɡɛti]; 5 September 1892 – 19 February 1973) was a Hungarian violinist. Born into a musical family, he spent his early childhood in a small town in Transylvania. He quickly proved himself to be a child prodigy on the violin, and moved to Budapest with his father to study with the renowned pedagogue Jenő Hubay. After completing his studies with Hubay in his early teens, Szigeti began his international concert career. His performances at that time were primarily limited to salon-style recitals and the more overtly virtuosic repertoire; however, after making the acquaintance of pianist Ferruccio Busoni, he began to develop a much more thoughtful and intellectual approach to music that eventually earned him the nickname "The Scholarly Virtuoso".
From the 1920s until 1960, Szigeti performed regularly around the world and recorded extensively. He also distinguished himself as a strong advocate of new music, and was the dedicatee of many new works by contemporary composers. Among the more notable pieces written for him are Ernest Bloch's Violin Concerto, Bartók's Rhapsody No. 1, and Eugène Ysaÿe's Solo Sonata No. 1. After retiring from the concert stage in 1960, he worked at teaching and writing until his death in 1973, at the age of 80." - Wikipedia
This LP is a Mercury Living Presence Stereo recording. This series is highly regarded by Audiophiles as being some of the finest recordings ever made, even by today's standards and techniques.
This is an 1st Pressing with RFR1/RFR1 as part of it's Matrix.
These recordings are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
The record is Exc+.
The jacket is VG+.
The LP plays/sounds Mint+.
Outstanding sound! Clarity and realsim define this LP. The micro-detail is amazing - you can picture the Violinist's fingers actually plucking the strings. Instruments have 'body' and are surrounded by 'air' in a very highly defined space.
Surface noise consists of some random, Low-level 'crackles and ticks' which are lightly audible on very quiet passages only.
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