S0127. THOMAS ZEHETMAIR, w.David Levine & Haydn Trio, Wien: Polonaise D 580 / Rondo D 438 / Konzertstück D 345 (Franz Schubert). Teldec 14538, recorded 1980, 1987 & 1990, Berlin. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 706301453827
"Thomas Zehetmair has fashioned a highly successful and broadly eclectic career. He is a virtuoso violinist of international repute; a chamber player who has founded his own critically acclaimed quartet; a conductor of front-rank status; and a musician whose repertory in any role reaches from Baroque-era fare, particularly J.S. Bach, up through Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms, and extending to Bartók, Schoenberg, and Berg, as well as to contemporary composers like (oboist/composer) Heinz Holliger, Valentin Silvestrov, Isang Yun, and Wilhelm Killmayer. In the concertos of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and other pre-modern composers, Zehetmair often provides his own cadenzas, and in these works and those of Bach he frequently appears as soloist while conducting the orchestra. He also employs certain historic performance practices in early works, having studied such details with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In the chamber realm he has collaborated with world-class musicians like pianists Alfred Brendel and Cyprien Katsaris and violinist Gidon Kremer. As a soloist Zehetmair has appeared with the leading orchestras across the globe, including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras; the Dresden State, NHK (Tokyo), Cleveland, and Philadelphia orchestras and the Boston Symphony. Zehetmair the conductor has led mainly chamber ensembles, including the Camerata Bern and Northern Sinfonia. He has made numerous recordings spread over a variety of labels, including EMI, Philips, Teldec, Warner Classics, Avie, Berlin Classics, and others."
- Robert Cummings, allmusic.com