ZigeunerweisenViolinists: Recordings and Performances: Three versions of Zigeunerweisen
From Theodore Kruzich
Here are my three favorite renditions by Joshua Bell , Sophie Mutter and Aaron Rosand. Listen and let me know your choice amoungst these three violinists.
From Simon Streuffmutter is most beautiful! I listen to the others later.
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Edit: Bell still not for me... but obviously good
Here some of my favorites:
Ricci with Persinger:
Elman (inventive and free... Elman!):
I only have the recording, cannot find on yt.
Gitlis at age 80... awesome!:
From Nimesh ChudasamaI personally prefer the Heifetz or Rabin.
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 12:41 AM
From Theodore KruzichHi again violinist.com members:
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 12:19 PM
These three(Bell, Mutter, Rosand)are my modern day violinist preferences. You have chosen violinists from the past. Are there any other currently performing violinists you would prefer ??
From Bruce BergThere is a"period instrument" performance which demonstrates the proper style. It is Pablo De Sarasate performing Sarasate.
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 03:26 PM
From Simon StreuffI think if kavakos would play it, it would be my favorite. Mutter is very nice though. Rosand I will listen to later.
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 05:06 PM
From Daniel OrensteinI don't think Milstein ever recorded it...
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 07:06 PM
From Simon Streuffyes, I actually think so too. Its not his sound. It is an old mp3 possible wrong named.
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 09:01 PM
From Bruce BoddenI would submit my favorite, but Lara St. John's recording is not on YouTube :\
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM
From Andrijana DurmisevicPablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen Op. 20
Posted on December 10, 2012 at 04:32 PM
November 28, 2012 11:37
Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen Op. 20
From D Kurganovdefinitely the best of version from a living violinist in my opinion.
Posted on December 11, 2012 at 01:48 AM
and definitely up there for 'best of all time'
another I was really impressed with was from a young 12 year old werner von schnitzler - sounds like a young isaac stern/pinchas zukerman!
From Sander MarcusI recall that years ago an aging Mischa Elman gave a recital (maybe in Chicago), and the newspaper reviewer the next day wrote, "...and then there was the usual Zigeunergarbage."
Posted on December 11, 2012 at 08:22 PM
From Gregory LewisYi Jia Susanne Hou plays this quite well!
Posted on December 11, 2012 at 08:29 PM
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