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Joachim And Sarasate Comp Rec ~ Various
4.0 out of 5 stars Historical Item, Oct. 20 2003
This CD's value comes mostly from its historical value, rather than the quality of the featured violinists' playing. If you are looking to enjoy the works featured on this disc, you would be better off listening to a modern day recording. If you want to listen to some interesting renditions of pieces played by the composer himself (Sarasate) and do not have a record player, this is a great CD to start with. His works, while not as great in musical triumph as works by Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn, etc., do capture aspects of the Spanish culture very well. Joachim's rendition of his own transcription of Brahm's Hungarian Dance No.1 is perhaps the most soulful recording of the piece, the… Read more
Pablo Casals: The Early Recordings 1925-1928 ~ Pablo Casals
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, Oct. 20 2003
funny, I hear plenty of "real" music coming from this CD ;)