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Forbes Classical CD of the Week

…Johanna Martzy, a favorite violinist of conductor Ferenc Fricsay to work with (they recorded a famous Dvořák Violin Concerto together), was forgotten after a short, splendid career in the 50s. Perhaps time was not ready for the likes of her – or Erica Morini, another Fricsay collaborator. Or it was her illness, or not giving into the amorous advances of powerful producer Walter Legge (who produced this recording for HMV/EMI), or the birth of her daughter and subsequent focus on motherhood that kept her out of the limelight. Whatever the reasons…

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J.S.Bach, Sonatas & Partitas,
Johanna Martzy,
Hänssler Classic

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