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Bruno Walter in Concert (With Huberman's Last Recorded Performance)
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CD

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ARB 138CD ARB 138CD
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10/16/2015

2003 release. One of Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman's last recorded concert performances finds him in company with his colleague, the conductor Bruno Walter, with their Viennese tradition transplanted into New York as they sought refuge from the Nazis. Walter's masterful conducting of the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra is heard here in a way that surpasses his studio recordings. A few years before this performance, Huberman had rescued musicians who had been fired and threatened throughout Europe by founding the Palestine Symphony as a refuge and life-saving engagement for many artists threatened with imprisonment and deportation to death camps. When heard live, Huberman takes risks and overwhelms through his passionate expressivity, in this case with a Mozart work he hadn't recorded in a studio. Also includes performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major and Leonore Overture No. 3.