The Art of Roman Totenberg: From Bach to Webern - Recordings from 1943-1996
2011 release. The violinist Roman Totenberg (1911-2012) knew every leading composer of the 20th century. His first appearance at age seven was during the Russian Revolution. Totenberg's art spanned the entire violin literature and he was a master teacher who continued to impart wisdom to younger musicians even on his deathbed at age 101. His Stradivarius violin was stolen in 1980 and was not recovered until 2015. Totenberg's daughter Nina is the renowned NPR reporter on legal affairs. With his own collaboration at age 99, Arbiter searched his archives to come up with the first set in a series of previously unreleased live recordings made from 1943-1987. Includes performances by Totenberg with Dean Sanders, the WQXR String Quartet, Soulima Stravinsky, and Shizue Sano of compositions by Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, Johann Sebastian Bach, Niccolò Paganini, Ludwig van Beethoven, Aaron Copland, Luigi Dallapiccola, Anton Webern, Arnold Schönberg, Igor Stravinsky, and Maurice Ravel.