S0485. JOSEF GINGOLD, w.Walter Robert (Pf.): Grand Duo in A; Fantasia in C, Live Performance, 3 March, 1968; w.György Sebok (Pf.): Sonata in A (all Schubert). Performer's Domain PD-1065. - 825281001375
“Josef Gingold was a musician’s musician and a violinist’s violinist.... I would encourage everyone (not just violinists) to get these recordings and listen to them often. As far as I am concerned they represent the highest ideals of music-making, and they have much of what is so often missing in the playing of many high profile violinists today. One remarkable trait in Gingold’s playing is his ability to sustain attention through very long phrases. Another is his ability to get the people he’s playing with to rise to the occasion and think on the scale of the piece rather than simply on the scale of the passage, or even the phrase. This is part of what gives Gingold’s Schubert such depth and breadth. The Fantasia and the Grand Duo demand a huge amount of technical facility and strength to play at all. In these concert recordings with Walter Robert the difficulties of both instruments simply vanish, and what remains is pure musical shape, delivered with the ease of speech and the directness of song.”
- Elaine Fine, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Jan./Feb., 2012
"Josef Gingold emigrated to the U.S. in 1920. He served as concertmaster of the Detroit and Cleveland Symphony
Orchestras. From 1960 until his death, he was a beloved and sought-after professor of violin at Indiana University. During his tenure there, he gave many recitals and it is from these that the present performances are drawn."
- Zillah Dorset Akron