Arthur Grumiaux - Complete Philips Recordings
He is one of the preeminent violin virtuosos of the 20th century: Arthur Grumiaux. To celebrate Grumiaux's 100th birthday, "ARTHUR GRUMIAUX - Complete Recordings for Philips" is being released. The 74-CD anniversary box set contains emblematic works of the solo, concerto and chamber music repertoire for violin by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Schubert and others, but also the first release of Mozart's Adagio K261 and Rondo K373 for violin and orchestra with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis. The deluxe edition includes a 100-page booklet with new liner notes by music historian Tully Potter, rare archival photographs, facsimiles of the original covers, and an alphabetical and chronological index of the recorded works. After the Second World War, at a time when Heifetz, Menuhin and Oistrakh were the established stars, Grumiaux was distinguished by a unique combination of qualities: unfailing refinement of tone, lightness of execution, together with honesty and the ability to respond to every emotional and musical subtlety. The worldwide fame that the Belgian master violinist has achieved is due above all to his majestic recordings, the result of more than 20 years of fruitful collaboration with Philips Records. A musical treasure that is a must for all violin lovers.