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Ginette Neveu: The First Recordings/ Josef Hassid: The Complete Recordings
Neveu : Kreisler (Grave), Suk (Pièces op.17 n°2, 3), Chopin (Noct. n°20), Gluck (Mélodie), Tartini/Kreisler (Var. sur thème Corelli) / Hassid : Elgar (Capricieuse op.17), Tchaikovski (Mélodie op.42/3) - Massenet (Méditation), Dvorak (Humoresque n°7)...
The French Neveu (1919-1949), had her first public performance when she was only five years old, and her "official debut" when she was seven. She started to accumulate first prizes, and in 1935, at the very first International Wieniawski Competition in Warsaw, she won first prize, at the age of 16. She immediately started performing in tours which took her to all corners of Europe, then the United States, Russia, Australia, and South Africa. The Second World War interrupted her career, which she began to pick up at the end of the war. Unfortunately, she died in an airplane crash in her way to the United States.
The Polish Josef Hassid (1923-1950), had a shorter and more tragic career and life. After showing unusual talent during his musical studies, he entered, as Neveu, the Wieniawski Competition in 1935, when he was only 12, one of the youngest among the 180 contestants. Despite his brilliant performance, he suffered a memory loss. But this did not overshadow his talent and gift, leading him to become a student of Carl Flesch, the Hungarian virtuoso, and many great violinists came to hear him play. Invited by Flesch to go to London, he made his recital as well as his orchestral debuts in April 1940. His final concert was in March 1941, after which he suffered from depression and other sever mental disorder. Some attribute this to a failed liaison with a young woman in Belgium. He was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in June 1941, and died in 1950 from complications of a brain surgery.
In addition to their respective extraordinary talent and gift, Neveu and Hassid had many things in common: they started their careers extremely young; they entered the first Wieniawski Competition in 1935; they were students to Carl Flesch; their virtuoso performance ensured them very quick recognition; their recordings were very few and rare, and their career and life were tragically short.
The CD is digitally remastered from the original 78 rpm discs. The quality of the sound is very good, but, understandably, not to be compared with current high quality recordings. Its greatest interest is that it allows us to hear two outstanding young violinists who, if destiny had taken another course, would have become two of the greatest performers of all time.