Michael Rabin managed to be one of the most talented and tragic violin virtuosi of his generation!
Hailed as a child prodigy, his talent matured gracefully into an adult level, but he failed to follow in his emotional growth, resulting in a cutting short of his career. He never reached the age of 36, yet remains one of the most fondly remembered of virtuoso violinists for listeners and fellow musicians.
Violinist Michael Rabin is accompanied by pianist Brooks Smith for this recording of previously unpublished music from the lost Capitol tapes.
Michael Rabin, violin
Brooks Smith, piano
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
1. Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
2. Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
3. La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin
Fredric Kroll (1945b)
4. Banjo and Fiddle
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
6. Introduction & Tarantelle, Op. 43
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
1. Danse Espagnole No. 1 (La vida breve)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
2. Vogel als Prophet (Waldszenen, Op. 82)
3. La Chasse (After Cartier)
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
4. Nocturne in E flat, Op. 9, No. 2
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
5. Polonaise Brilliante No. 1 in D, Op. 4