She is Camilla Wicks ( b.1929 ). What a great American violinist. It's a new released CD ( music and arts ) featuring Wicks' playing of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Sibelius and Bloch's Nigum.
Like so many people that I regard Heifetz's rendition of the Sibelius the finest for quite a long time. Only after listening to this 1950 recording of Wicks that begin to change my thoughts. Heifetz could be too personal at it. Whatever he played, it usually becomes Heifetz's work rather than the composer's work.
The young Wicks here showed not only sheer virtuosity, but also great passion combined with heart-feeling musicality in a nice drive. As told by the booklet, Biddulph is going to release her complete version of the concerto. I'm waiting to have it.
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