Niccolo PAGANINI Violin concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7
With Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky conductor
Bidzina KVERNADZE: Violin concerto (1956)
With Moscow Radio Synphony Orchestra, Zakhary Khurodze conductor
Ulvi Cemal ERKIN: Violin concerto (1947)
With USSR Cinema Symphony Orchestra, Hajibeyov Niyazi conductor
Arcangelo CORELLI: Violin sonata in D minor, Op. 5 No. 12 La Folia (arr. Kreisler)
George Frideric HANDEL: Violin sonata in G minor Op. 1 No. 10
Carl Maria von WEBER: Violin sonata in F, Op. 10a No. 1 (2nd mvt) Romance (arr. Kreisler as Larghetto)
Fritz KREISLER: Allegretto in G major in the style of Boccherini
Cyril Meir SCOTT: Lotus land, Op. 47 No. 1 (arr. Kreisler)
Johannes BRAHMS: Hungarian dance No. 17 in F# minor (arr. Kreisler)
Niccolo PAGANINI: Sonata in A minor, Op. 3 No. 4 (arr. Agarkov)
Niccolo PAGANINI: Le Streghe (Witches' Dance): Variations on a theme by Sussmeyer, Op. 8
Niccolo PAGANINI: Caprice for solo Violin No. 7 in A minor
Aram KHACHATURIAN: Chanson-poeme in E minor (1929)
Dmitry KABALEVSKY: Improvisation, Op. 21
Fritz KREISLER: Gypsy Caprice
Manuel de FALLA: Spanish dance from La Vida Breve (arr. Kreisler)
Serafima Chernyakhovskaya - piano
Recorded 1956 - 1963

The great Russian American violinist Albert Markov was born in 1933 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Among his teachers was Yuri Yankelevich (1909-1973) who was the teacher of other leading violinists, among then Leonid Kogan, Vladimir Spivakov, Nelli Shkolnikova and Victor Tretyakov.
Markov was the second prize winner at the 1959 International Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition in Brussels, the year that Jamie Laredo was the first and Joseph Silverstein was the third.
Following his winning, Markov embarked on an extensiv solo career and in 1975 emigrated to the USA.
He has appeared as soloist with many leading orchestras under such conductors as Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Kurt Sanderling, Kirill Kondrashin, James Conlon, Neeme Jarvi, David Zinman, Andrew Litton, Lukas Foss, Sixten Ehrling, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Sergiu Comissiona and Charles Groves.
Albert Markov is an outstanding musician, praised by critics for his beautiful, warm silky tone and for his dazzling virtuosity. He is also a noted composer of many works for violin, chamber music, symphonic and opera.
He is a highly respected viokin pedagog. He published several violin instruction and performing analysis books.
The items on this set are taken from Markov's Melodiya recordings made in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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