Mozart & Dvorák: Works For Violin
Label: SWR MUSIC
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR; Bergmann, Maria; Müller-Kray, Hans; Príhoda, Váša
There are few recordings of the famous Czech violinist Váša Príhoda. His SWR recording (dated 1951!) of the Dvorak violin concerto is released here for the first time. The recordings have been carefully remastered after the original SWR tapes. Born in 1900, Váša Príhoda performed his first public concert at age 13, playing the 4th Violin Concerto by Mozart. At age 19 he joined the orchestra of the Café Grand’Italia in Milan. There, he was heard by Arturo Toscanini, who arranged a benefit concert for him, which led to a successful Italian tour. He went on to concertize all over the world, and made a number of recordings when the industry was new.