Synopsis by Sarah Block
Each presentation in the Classic Archive collection from EMI Classics features select performances from legendary classical music artists. Culled from the BBC (UK) and INF (France) archives of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, the selections are taken from various music festivals, recitals, and recording studio sessions. The original footage is carefully restored and compiled by music historians in order to present an overview of each artist's representative work. This installment features Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux. Selections include works by Mendelssohn (1961), Paganini (1961), Beethoven (1965), Bach (1962 and 1967), and Bloch (1967). Bonus footage includes a 1971 performance by violinist Irvy Gitlis and pianist Georges Pludermacher.
violinist, classical-music, archival-footage, concert-footage, highlights