Ida Haendel 1928-2020

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Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by jserraglio » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:43 am

Luminary Polish-born English violinist and teacher Ida Haendel has passed away, in Miami – aged 91.

A student of Carl Flesch and George Enescu, Ms Haendel will be remembered as one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th Century.

A recognised child prodigy, she was awarded 7th prize in the 1935 Wieniawski International Violin Competition – aged just 7.

https://theviolinchannel.com/violinist- ... -obituary/

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by Rach3 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:17 pm

Live performances here, 1961 Saint-Saens VC #3 , 1980 Sibelius VC. Have not heard yet , but plan to hear the S-S:
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by Rach3 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:24 pm

The sound on the S-S is not good, but worth hearing, certainly on a par with my Francescatti and Rabin recordings of the S-S # 3, one of my fav VC's. I dont know if Heifetz played,recorded S-S # 3,but Haendel's playing here reminded me a bit of Heifetz' manner.

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by barney » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:33 pm

A very fine violinist. Obviously an interesting person too, which I didn't know.
RIP.

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by Lance » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:30 pm

Very sorry to learn this as well. Fortunately, I have many of her recordings, EMI, Testament, British Decca, ABC Australia, Doremi (many), Dutton, Hanssler, Membran, Pearl, Supraphon, Tahra and VAI. Between labels, there is some duplication or better restoration. She was quite the lady in her prime!
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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by Philip M » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:26 am

She was always rather coy about her age but I am reliably informed by Tully Potter that she was 96.

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by barney » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:21 am

Philip M wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:26 am
She was always rather coy about her age but I am reliably informed by Tully Potter that she was 96.

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Not a bad innings (in the cricket sense, not baseball), a reference she would understand.

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by maestrob » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:40 am

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The above became available a few years ago, and is still available. I have only a few of her more famous recordings:

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by Philip M » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:47 pm

Oh a cricketer would be frustrated if they got out on 96! Nothing beats a century at Lords!!

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by jserraglio » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:44 am

Eloquence is preparing a box due out in the fall.

Tribute to Ida Haendel by music critic Rob Cowan: https://robccowan.com/2020/07/01/ida-ha ... ies-at-96/

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by barney » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:11 am

Philip M wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Oh a cricketer would be frustrated if they got out on 96! Nothing beats a century at Lords!!
Very true. Good point.

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by barney » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:14 am

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:44 am
Eloquence is preparing a box due out in the fall.

Tribute to Ida Haendel by music critic Rob Cowan: https://robccowan.com/2020/07/01/ida-ha ... ies-at-96/
Look forward to that.

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by Rach3 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:58 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Live performances here, 1961 Saint-Saens VC #3 , 1980 Sibelius VC. Have not heard yet , but plan to hear the S-S:
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten
As the Sibelius VC is my fav VC, and she would presumably have still been in top form at age 56 , did also listen to this Feb. ,1980 live in Rotterdam with Rotterdam Phil under David Zinman.Much more leisurely and broadly romantic than the Heifetz-Beecham recording ( and perhaps a few misses here, but live ),which H-B I still prefer, but hers very worth hearing,especially given the information in jserraglio's helpful post here : " She was awarded the Sibelius Prize in 1982, and apparently earlier received this note from Sibelius: “I congratulate you on the great success, but most of all I congratulate myself, that my concerto has found an interpreter of your rare standard.”

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/5969 ... n-sibelius

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by CharmNewton » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:51 am

When I learned of her passing, the EMI recording of the Sibelius Concerto with Berglund was the first of her recordings to come to mind. I was captivated by it nearly 40 years ago and bought it the next day. Re-listening, I was captivated again and will re-visit some other recordings over time as well.

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by maestrob » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:36 am

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Since we're speaking of re-issues today, I just thought to bring this recent Decca box of Ida Haendel's recordings (mentioned earlier) to everyone's attention. Presto is currently offering it at about $10 less than amazon's total cost. It's included in my order from them for December.

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by Lance » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:44 pm

Yes, I eagerly await this one as well. Unless one uses FexEx on Presto orders, it can be a long time coming. Another local collector and I pool our orders so we can automatically get the FedEx. Awaiting a rather large order from them ... should be here in a few days. Not only a fine violinist, but a great dresser as well was Miss Haendel!
maestrob wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:36 am

Since we're speaking of re-issues today, I just thought to bring this recent Decca box of Ida Haendel's recordings (mentioned earlier) to everyone's attention. Presto is currently offering it at about $10 less than amazon's total cost. It's included in my order from them for December.
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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by maestrob » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:54 pm

Lance wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:44 pm
Yes, I eagerly await this one as well. Unless one uses FexEx on Presto orders, it can be a long time coming. Another local collector and I pool our orders so we can automatically get the FedEx. Awaiting a rather large order from them ... should be here in a few days. Not only a fine violinist, but a great dresser as well was Miss Haendel!
maestrob wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:36 am

Since we're speaking of re-issues today, I just thought to bring this recent Decca box of Ida Haendel's recordings (mentioned earlier) to everyone's attention. Presto is currently offering it at about $10 less than amazon's total cost. It's included in my order from them for December.

Yes, Lance, that's true about Presto's orders taking a long time to arrive, particularly during the holidays. In fact, I don't expect my December order to arrive until some time in January, but it's worth the wait for the savings involved.

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Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Post by Lance » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:37 pm

FedEx delivery today ... and the HAENDEL Decca Eloquence box arrived along with numerous other "goodies." Nice to get yourself a Christmas present (or two+,) eh?

Also came along:
•Volume 11 or 12 projected volumes of the Franz & Carl Doppler: Complete Flute Music on the Capriccio label. (I happen to love the Dopplers.)
•The Five Browns: The Little Tin Box on Steinway & Sons label
•"The Messenger," music of Mozart and Silvestrov played by Helene Grimaud and the Camerata Salzburg on DGG
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