Nathan Milstein;  Boult;  Ernest Lush   (BBC Legends 4151)
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Nathan Milstein;  Boult;  Ernest Lush   (BBC Legends 4151)
S0249. NATHAN MILSTEIN: Partita #3 in E – Prelude (Bach), recorded 9 June, 1963; w.Ernest Lush (Pf.): Paganini, de Falla & Novácek, recorded 22 Sept., 1957; w.Boult Cond. London Phil.: Concerto in D (Beethoven), Live Performance, 29 Sept., 1968, Royal Festival Hall, London; also incl. John Amis’ Interview with Nathan Milstein, 7 Nov., 1991. (England) BBC Legends 4151. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 684911415124

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“Having been present, Tully Potter considers Milstein’s performance of the Beethoven Concerto with Sir Adrian Boult to have been one of the most memorable of that work….Milstein’s classic purity, which sometimes provides almost gustatory pleasure, here fuses with an ardor that raises even his noble expression to a higher level of communication….Strongly recommended.”

- Robert Maxam, FANFARE, July/Aug., 2005



“…one of the most revealing versions in the catalogue….In the slow movement we may first admire Boult’s ability to maintain musical movement at a slow tempo, and then Milstein’s true dialogue with the orchestra; you can feel him listening to the clarinet, for example, and adding his commentary. Hearing this, one is compelled to realise how often in this movement we hear the violinist doing his own thing and leaving the orchestra to do theirs; it all means so much more when played as here. Before starting the finale Milstein plays a cadenza that sets the new mood and then establishes a joyous rhythm which Boult catches exactly. As to the excellent balance between violinist and orchestra, a live broadcast was hardly the place for knob-twiddling; Boult was famous for his orchestral balance and we can hear that a concerto performance conducted by him could be happily recorded as it was without any further intervention from the engineers. Fascinatingly, the recorded talk with John Amis which closes the disc is illustrated with a snippet from the first movement of Milstein’s recording of this concerto with the Philharmonia under Leinsdorf; the tempo is slightly faster and the effect is so different that it would be fascinating to compare them fully. The shorter pieces reveal Milstein’s sure technique and patrician artistry….”

- Christopher Howell, musicweb-international