S0036. ERICA MORINI, w.Horenstein Cond. NRDF S.0.: Concerto in D (Tschaikowsky), Live Performance, 19 Dec., 1957; w.Szell Cond. NYPO: Concerto in D (Brahms), Live Performance, 14 Dec., 1952. Music & Arts 1116. Transfers by Maggi Payne. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 017685111624
"Erica Morini (1905-1995), born and trained in Vienna, managed, as one of the first female violinists of the first half of the 20th-century, to build an international career.
This was unusual at a time when the concert platforms were still dominated by male soloists. Morini started out as a child prodigy; following sensational debuts with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and the Berlin Philharmonic under Arthur Nikisch, she performed at Carnegie Hall in New York for the first time in 1921. Morini, who was of Jewish descent, emigrated to the US in the late 1930s, extending her career in that country. Her artistic career lasted for over five decades; however, she made few commercial recordings.
Admired by colleagues and audiences alike, Erica Morini rose to an eminence far beyond that of a mere violinist's violinist or token woman in a man's world."
- Robert Maxam, FANFARE, July/Aug., 2001