In 1935, Jascha Heifetz made the first recording, ever, of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reflects on the power of the recording –and the music.
Sibelius Concerto Recordings
- Jascha Heifetz, violin, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor; EMI 64030
- Issac Stern, violin, with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, conductor; Sony 66829
- Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin, with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Andre Previn, conductor; Deutsche Grammophon 447895-2
- Lisa Batiashvili, violin, with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, conductor; Sibelius, Lindberg Violin Concertos; Sony 77697129362
- Highlights from Porgy and Bess (1935)
- Fats Waller “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” (1935)
- Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor (“Choral”) Op. 125
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Associate Producer: Laura Mayer
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann