Favorite Recordings of Ravel's Tzigane?
What are your favorite recordings of Maurice Ravel's Tzigane? I'm particularly interested in recordings of violin with piano accompaniment rather than with a full orchestra.
I have long been a fan of Philippe Graffin's interpretation.
@Pamela. Thanks for the recommendation; never mind the fiddling - I just love the sounds of the luthéal!
It was originally written for violin and luthéal too!
I love Grumiaux, but his version actually made laugh with how ploddingly slow it is; nothing gypsy about that one. I like Hirschhorn, Kogan, Ferras and Midori for this piece, though I could probably go my whole life without hearing it again. Edit- Just listened to Labko's version which is pretty stunning.
There is a lovely old Menuhin recording with Artur Balsam.
The version on Kopatchinskaja's album
I personally like vengerov for this one.
One of my favourite versions (which it was said that Ravel himself actually liked), is by Ginette Neveu. Really outstanding with a quality to it (about it?) that is just impossible to describe.
Heifetz (1950, live recording). And another enthusiastic vote for Hirschhorn.