GRUMIAUX, POUGNET Bach: Concerto for Two Violins and Strings (1946) - PASC093

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GRUMIAUX, POUGNET Bach: Concerto for Two Violins and Strings (1946) - PASC093

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Overview

BACH Concerto for Two Violins and Strings
Duration 15:43

Arthur Grumiaux, violin
Jean Pougnet,
violin
Philharmonia String Orchestra
conducted by Walter Süsskind
Boris Ord,
harpsichord 

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"An engagingly strong, manly and supple performance, of which the recording appears to give a reproduction like that of an engraving rather than lithography. Mr. Grumiaux has been winning the highest praise over here; Mr. Pougnet is a tried favourite. They blend and play into each other's hands perfectly...  Phrasing is a strong quality with Grumiaux, by the way. We are getting some wonderfully fine foreign string players now, most of them new to me ... Life, bright sensibility, bold masses and alert line drawing are all clearly brought out in a recording that allows no point of style to be missed." W.R.A. - The Gramophone, 1946


The 78s from which this recording was remastered were pressed in Holland and found their way ultimately to the United States, from where collector and music lover Nicolas Hawtrey bought them and kindly presented them to Pristine Audio for restoration and release. Although there was some slight swish toward the end of two of the sides, and a marginal hint of edgy peak distortion, they have responded excellently to the Pristine Audio XR treatment, and the remastered recording is a real delight to hear.

This was Grumiaux's second outing to the studios of EMI - as the review states, Pougnet was already well known. We do not believe it has been reissued since. Note the short duration of this work makes for a short CD, but a reduced-price download. We recommend the latter over the former, but are of course happy to supply this recording on disc at our usual price.

BACH Concerto for Two Violins and Strings in D minor, BWV 1043

Arthur Grumiaux, violin

Jean Pougnet, violin
Philharmonia String Orchestra
conducted by Walter Süsskind
Boris Ord,
harpsichord

Recorded in March, 1946, issued as UK Columbia 78s DX.1276-7
Matrix nos. CAX.9503-9506 - all first takes
Transfer and XR remastering by Andrew Rose, August 2007

Duration 15:43