Good News for Fellow Toscha Seidel FansDVD reviews: The DVD of the movie "Melody for Three", though poor in audio quality, allows us to see him play briefly, as well as hear his incredible playing throughout.
From Oliver Steiner
From nate rThat's great news Oliver I shall order that tonight! I am also a huge fan of Seidel's playing. Thanks!
Posted on January 13, 2005 at 01:43 AM
From carlos majlis¿Do you know his Chausson's Poeme with Stokowsky and Phil.Orch (1945)?
Posted on January 13, 2005 at 05:57 PM
From nate rCarlos I would love to get a hold of that recording. Where can I find it?
Posted on January 13, 2005 at 06:41 PM
From Alan WittertI have that recording too! It's "filler" on an obscure CD with Zimbalist playing the Brahms; the Seidel Poeme is the most ravishing playing! Chances are that if you do a search, looking for Zimbalist and Brahms Concerto might yield better results than Seidel and Chausson.
Posted on January 13, 2005 at 08:26 PM
From carlos majlisI have it on a private recopilation made by an englishman (who sais to have about 6500 records) and copied for me in exchange for something I send him. It has short pieces from Cui,D'Ambrosio,Kreisler,RK, Mozart,Brahms,Bakaleinikoff,Provost,Kongold and Chausson. That man had one of the most extraordinary sounds in the history of the violin!!!
Posted on January 13, 2005 at 08:37 PM
From Michael WaiblingerHello Mr. Steiner: I have spoken to Arnold Steinhardt, who was a pupil of Seidel. He also must have been your colleague at Meadowmount. He had some interesting but also sad stories about the late Seidel. I consider Seidel's sound production (volume, intensity, usage of rubato and glissandi) as unique.
Posted on January 15, 2005 at 01:45 AM
There are a couple of recordings available:
From Violin TI do not mean to pry, but how exactly did Seidel finish his career and life, as the latter part of his life (whether the details of his life in general, or his professional activity) seem to be very ambigous.
Posted on January 15, 2005 at 01:51 AM
From nate rI believe Seidel finished his career playing in commericials, movie sound tracks, and also apparently from what I've heard he played in a band in Vegas.
Posted on January 15, 2005 at 01:57 AM
From Nguyen Hoang VietThe Leopold Auer Legacy, Vol. 2; RCA Recordings (Biddulph) is no longer avaible. Can someone send me copy this CD?
Posted on July 3, 2005 at 07:48 AM
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From Dmitri Torchinskysome of you may remember my posts about Seidel in the past. I havent lost interest and recently came across an old record from 1930's in a sound archive in vienna. it's just two waltzes by Kreisler. I should be able to make a copy of them and will be glad to share with fellow fans.
Posted on June 4, 2006 at 11:45 AM
From carlos majlisThere's a "new" Seidel on BIDDULPH LAB 138. Has some know pieces, but Korngold's "Much Ado About Nothing" with the composer, and FRANCK sonata with Harry Kaufmann. A must have CD
Posted on June 4, 2006 at 02:18 PM
From Rick BaccareHey Sounds good Dmitri. I will be purchasing a few recordings by Seidel from his columbia period. I have found a seller from ebay who would transfer his 78 recordings to CD or cassette for me. I'm hoping one day someone would release his columbia recordings onto CD. I have mentioned this request a number of times to Biddulph, but no one has ever responded back!.
Posted on June 4, 2006 at 02:30 PM
From Raphael KlaymanDoes anyone know, or is there a list somewhere of all the movies in which Seidel soloed extensively? I believe "Golden Earrings" was one, and "Intermezzo" was another - although I understand that another violinist (Kaufman?) shared the solo duties there.
Posted on June 4, 2006 at 03:09 PM
From Oliver SteinerIf I could take only 3 or 4 CDs to a desert island, surely Biddulph LAB 138 would be amongst them. I think it's a "must have" CD for serious violin enthusiasts.
Posted on June 4, 2006 at 03:16 PM
From Dmitri Torchinskyglad to hear so many of you love his art too. I only found one Columbia LP and that was Kreisler Liebesfreud and Schoen Rosemarin. Which others do you know?
Posted on June 4, 2006 at 03:46 PM
From Dmitri TorchinskyDear Oliver!
Posted on June 4, 2006 at 03:47 PM
I though of putting here a list of the recordings that we all know and hopefully coming up with some sort of a comprehensive list in the end. So here it goes. (all that I know)
1.Biddulph LAB013 with Brahms Sonata in G op 78, Sonata in A op 100, and Grieg Sonata in C Minor op 45
2.Biddulph LAB138 TOSCHA SEIDEL – the RCA Victor Recordings and FRANCK Sonata in A Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Much Ado About Nothing Suite Dimitri TIOMKIN arrangements of Strauss Waltzes plus music by Mozart; Wagner and Brahms etc. Erich Wolfgang Korngold (piano)
3.Columbia 78' Kreisler Liebesfreud, Rosemarin
4. a recording of chausson poeme from a 1945 broadcast with the LA Phil., conducted by Stokowski (I had it from a Stokowski fan a few years ago but unfortunatelly lost it, so if anyone has it please send)
I know that the Brahms and Grieg exists on several reissues but it is the same original recording and transfer (i think)
From Rick BaccareHere are some other recordings Seidel recorded for Columbia, they are out there somewhere!.
Posted on June 4, 2006 at 09:01 PM
Schubert: Seranade and The Ave Maria, Wieniawski Romance from Concerto No. 2, Sarasate Gypsy Air, Achron Hebrew Melody, Kreisler Caprice Viennois, Orientale, and Polish Dance. I am sure there is more.
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