It is great that you also like those pieces. It is a strange proces why some pieces are unjustly neglected and dissapear from the more often played repertoire or never enter the more often played repertoire.
His ruralia Hungarica has been recorded: http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/SESSIONID/ffb6bda3cbd289c2278ef651109833ef/classic/detail/-/hnum/7543665?rk=classic&rsk=hitlist Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)Violinkonzert Nr. 2CD Release date: 14.4.2003 Availability: deliverable within a week (if available from supplier) Detailed Information +Ruralia Hungarica für Violine & Klavier op. 32c; Sextet op. 37 Artists: J. Graham, English Sinfonia, Farrer;Little, Roscoe, Endymion Ensemble Label: ASV , DDD, 95-00 Order number: 7543665 In the Dutch musiclibrary www.musicweb.nl http://www.muziekweb.nl/shared/cat/pica/componist.php?cml=M00000237065&rangestart=1 They have 3 versions of teh 1th Dohnanyi en 4 of the 2th Dohnanyi, but not the Chandos Ehnes=version. http://www.theclassicalshop.net/details06MP3.asp?CNumber=CHAN%2010245W
Also there were on www.musicweb.nl 5 cd's of the trio's of Lalo, so quite popular http://www.muziekweb.nl/shared/cat/pica/componist.php?rangestart=41&sortveld=TITEL&cml=M00000238229
Yes, R.U.had been recorded. Fritz did a beautiful version. But I mean that almost never it's played in concert. The same happens with Hubay,and several dozens great violin composers. Sarasate did more than 50 works. How many are known and recorded? Maybe 20?
Naxos is now recording a lot of rare violinpieces: http://www.naxos.com/news/default.asp?op=343&displayMenu=Naxos_News&type=2 More than 200!! cd's. You know that this music is unknown and will sell bad. There is written so much good classical music, but "great" conductors only know the often played pieces, just like programmers. For professionals classical music is a job and only work and they are focussing on technical skills and not on commercial uninteresting good quality repertoire. It is very difficult to make a living as professional violinist, whether you are a great soloist, a good chambermusic player, a 1th or 2th violinist in an orchestra or a teacher, so it has no priority. A violinteacher of mine did not even want to listen to 10 rare cd's of rare violinconcerto's. After all her pupils she don't like to hear outside her work any violinmusic at all. Real classical music freaks, like you (and I a little bit) with a big repertoireknowledge are mostly amateurs and passive listeners with a lot of cd's and a lot of time and also people who use and make a lot of time to listen to qualitative good classical music. I gave 10 rare violinconcerto's to a professional violinist in the Netherlands and a year later she had not make time to listen to these cd's. Most professionals have a poor repertoireknowledge and are listenlazy. You or I can't change the world. To make it people easy I record some things for Youtube. Short soundbites and fragments: http://www.youtube.com/user/HenriVieuxtemps Only a few people like to listen to it. I hardly reach 200 listeners. Only my Ysyae-fragments reach 350 listeners. Compare this with a song "In the getto" of Elvis Presley. 6.000.000 !!listeners on Youtube!! Only well known classical pieces of big names reach on Youtube 500.000 listeners, like Janine Jansen with a Mozart-violinconcerto piece http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QlyMNMLlfI So, although commercial totally unintersting Naxos, Chandos, Hungaroton and CPO record rarities. Be happy with that. Perhaps you can advise Jon Frohnen of Naxos (he also write a blog on violinist.com) because of your big repertoireknowledge.
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