The Art of Zino Francescatti Episode 2

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On this episode: Zino Francescatti performs works of Ravel, Bach, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.

Zino Francescatti plays Bach and Ravel: 
1. Ravel Tzigane. Zino Francescatti, violin. Eugenio Bagnoli, piano. Live recording.
2. Bach Chaconne from the Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004

Mendelssohn's Tree, Barbican, London
Mendelssohn's Tree, Barbican, London (Photo credit: mira66)

Zino Francescatti: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto,
George Szell conducts the Cleveland Orchestra

Mendelssohn's Tree, Barbican, London

500 year old beech tree which fell in the forest of Burnham Beeches Buckinghamshire in 1990. Burnham Beeches was purchased by the Corporation of London on behalf of the nation in 1880. The forest was the favourite haunt of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1808-1847) during his visits to the area, he used to sit under this tree.
Presented by the Barbican Horticultural Society and unveiled in 1993 this tree now stands on the Barbican Highwalk near the Barbican tube station.

Zino Francescatti: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto,
Thomas Schippers
conducts the New York Philharmonic

Previously on The Art of Zino Francescatti:
Chausson Poeme, Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Philharmonic Ep.1
Franck misc. Ep.1
Kreisler Allegretto (in the style of Porpora), with Artur Balsam Ep.1
Kreisler Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen: No. 1; Liebesfreud (Love's Joy), with Artur Balsam Ep.1
Kreisler Caprice Viennois Op. 2, with Artur Balsam Ep.1
Kreisler Farewell to Cucullain (The Londonderry Air), with Artur Balsam Ep.1
Kreisler Menuet (in the style of Porpora), with Artur Balsam Ep.1
Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani), with Artur Balsam Ep.1
Kreisler Recitative and Scherzo Caprice, with Artur Balsam Ep.1
Kreisler Rondino on a Theme of Beethoven, with Artur Balsam Ep.1
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole, Dimitri Mitropoulos, New York Philharmonic Ep.1
Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic Ep.1
Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor Op. 61, Dimitri Mitropoulos, New York Philharmonic Ep.1
Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto 4 in D minor Op. 31, Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra Ep.1