S0494. JOSEF GINGOLD, w.Kenneth Wolf (Pf.): Violin Sonata (Acc. by the Composer); w.Theodore Lettvin (Pf.): Violin Sonata in G (Cumberworth); w.Harold Heiberg (Pf.): An Essay for Violin and Piano (Dick). Performer’s Domain PD-1016. - 825281001368
“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.”
- 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