Jacob Lateiner   (2-Parnassus PACD 96051/52)
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Jacob Lateiner   (2-Parnassus PACD 96051/52)
P0901. JACOB LATEINER: The Lost Art of Jacob Lateiner, incl. Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Chopin, Berg & Prokofiev. 2-Parnassus PACD 96051/52, Live Performances, 1 March, 1964, Frick Museum, New York; 11 Jan., 1977, Juilliard. Specially priced. - 606345004163


"[In the Beethoven Op.111], the great 'Arietta' exudes space. There is tremendous concentration coupled with a sense of overarching logic, despite the massive surface contracts. It is performance that approaches greatness. The inclusion of the Berg Sonata (Frick Collection) is cause for celebration....The cheers at the end are justified."


“The pianist Jacob Lateiner studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Isabelle Vengerova. He showed what turned out to be a lifelong interest in chamber music, studying with the violist William Primrose and the cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. He also studied privately with Arnold Schönberg in 1950, and subsequently collected Schönbergiana since that period.

As a soloist, Lateiner appeared with many of the world's leading conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Serge Koussevitzky, Erich Leinsdorf, Zubin Mehta, Georg Solti and George Szell. He was a champion of contemporary American music, and commissioned, premiered and recorded Elliot Carter's piano concerto. The premiere took place at Symphony Hall, Boston, on 6 January, 1967, with Lateiner as soloist accompanied by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with Erich Leinsdorf conducting. He also premiered the third piano sonata of Roger Sessions.

As a chamber musician, Lateiner's name is associated with those of Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky, with whom he shared a Grammy Award for their recording of Beethoven, and that of the Amadeus String Quartet.”

- Z. D. Akron