ERICA MORINI The Complete Victor Recordings

Erica Morini was among the last of the “old school” of Viennese violinists like Kreisler; and even during her career, her popularity was eclipsed by the rising number of Russian-trained fiddlers such as Heifetz, Milstein, Oistrakh and others who were influenced by them (Stern, Perlman). She is remembered today by few other than collectors of old violin recordings. It is to be hoped that reissues such as this will help remedy the situation, by bringing her considerable achievements to the fore once again – still a wonder, a century onward.

Here we bring together two collections of recordings made for Victor - the acoustic sides of the early 1920s and a selection of electrical recordings made in the 1940s, culminating in a wonderfully virtuoso Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony under Defauw, all brilliantly transferred for Pristine by Mark Obert-Thorn.

We also celebrate the 180th birthday on Monday of Rimsky-Korsakov with an extra-special automatic 20% discount on all our recordings of his music for this week.