MILSTEIN Rarities - with Toscanini, Stokowski & Ormandy

Nathan Milstein (1904 –1992) was a Ukranian-born American virtuoso violinist. Widely considered one of the finest violinists of the 20th century, Milstein was known for his interpretations of Bach's solo violin works and for works from the Romantic period.

This collection brings together three rarities in the Milstein discography. The Lalo with Ormandy has remained unreissued (at least officially) since the 78 rpm era. The Mendelssohn fragments document the only recorded collaboration between Milstein and Toscanini. It was performed during one of the Maestro’s last concerts as music director of the New York Philharmonic. 

The Dvořák is a double rarity in that it is not only the sole recording of a Milstein performance with Stokowski, but it is also previously unissued. Additionally, it expands Stokowski’s slim discography of that composer’s works.

  • LALO Symphonie espagnole
  • MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
  • DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto