Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018

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Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018

Post by jserraglio » Tue May 01, 2018 5:24 pm

Her death at 89 was just announced on another board.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MZPAwkY2qfU


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Re: Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018

Post by mikealdren » Wed May 02, 2018 4:16 am

Very sad, she was a superb violinist and her Szymanowski No.1 recording is the best by far despite the dated sound quality. I heard her play the concerto in the early 70s and it was a very memorable concert, not least because Szymanowski was rarely played in those days.

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Re: Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018

Post by jserraglio » Sun May 13, 2018 7:05 pm

NYT Obituary — Wanda Wilkomirska, Famed Polish Violinist, Is Dead at 89

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/obit ... at-89.html

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Re: Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018

Post by Lance » Tue May 15, 2018 11:06 am

Frankly, I'm surprised she didn't make more recordings.
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Re: Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018

Post by jserraglio » Thu May 17, 2018 2:28 pm

Sometimes less is more. WW makes it to my turntable oftener than Heifetz does.

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Re: Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018

Post by jserraglio » Thu May 17, 2018 3:05 pm

Barbosa/Wilkomirska on Connoisseur Society

1. CS-2038 Ravel & Grieg Sonatas & Ravel Piece en forme de habanera
2. CS-2050 Franck (Sonata) & Szymanowski (Mythes)
3. CS-2069 Delius (Sonatas)
4. CS-? Brahms (Sonatas)

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Re: Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018

Post by jserraglio » Fri May 18, 2018 1:24 pm

Here you may hear a sample of this fabulous artist playing the 1st mvt of the Britten VC in very good sound.

http://www.orchestralconcertcds.com/cd/cd012.html

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