• Michèle Auclair & Marie-Claire Alain play Bach Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014–1019

    Michèle Auclair & Marie-Claire Alain play Bach Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014–1019

    These six sonatas were commonly played on the violin and harpsichord, and are rarely performed in this format; violin and organ. The organ sound decay and tempo affords more depth and expression to the work.

    This majestic and ethereal interpretation was originally released in 1957 on Les Discophiles Français (DF 209-210). Never before has this rare and iconic release been re mastered and cut in true mono from the original master tapes. Our unique cloth bound sleeve has been manufactured by hand with book binding material specifically sourced from Italy in order to match the original. The insert type has been fully letter-pressed from metal as was originally undertaken in the 1950s.

  • Leonid Kogan plays Mozart Violin Concerto No.3 & Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

    Leonid Kogan plays Mozart Violin Concerto No.3 & Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

    This release represents the last instalment of the six major stereo recordings that Leonid Kogan completed for Columbia. Although originally released in Mono only in the UK (Columbia 33CX 1744), in 1960 it was granted a commercial release in Stereo form (SAXF138) exclusively in the territory of France.

  • ERC041 John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker

    ERC041 John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker

    In 1959 John Lee Hooker was still releasing R&B-influenced electric blues with a rhythm section for Vee Jay Records when he recorded The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker for Riverside Records; a welcome return to his original folk/traditional sound and a great example of one chord blues structure intermixed with Hookers unique vocal style.

  • ERC043 Gioconda De Vito Plays Bach's Violin Concerto and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3. Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

    ERC043 Gioconda De Vito Plays Bach's Violin Concerto and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3. Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

    By the early 1950’s De Vito was considered as Europe’s No.1 female violinist. Her expressive, improvisatory style of playing, slow vibrato and generous, warm phrasing, conveys a degree of emotional depth rarely encountered.

  • ERC Recreates Iconic Klemperer Beethoven Symphony Cycle Box Set

    ERC Recreates Iconic Klemperer Beethoven Symphony Cycle Box Set

    ERC have commenced the remastering of the complete Beethoven Symphonies and Overtures with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer. These legendary performances are being cut from the original master tapes in stereo over 13 discs on our Lyrec / Ortofon all valve vintage cutting system. For the first time all the Overtures will be included in the set; some of these have never been released in stereo.

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Leonid Kogan plays Mozart Violin Concerto No.3 & Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

This release represents the last instalment of the six major stereo recordings that Leonid Kogan completed for Columbia Records . Although originally released in Mono only in the UK (Columbia 33CX 1744), in 1960 it was granted a commercial release in Stereo form (SAXF138) exclusively in the territory of France.

Mozart wrote only six concertos for the violin, five of these were all written within a year period during 1775 in Salzburg.  Mozart was just 19 at the time. This, the third concerto is perhaps the most popular of all Mozart’s violin concertos, with sophisticated, folk song inspired melodies that are more demanding of technique from the soloist. 

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto was conceived in 1838.  It took almost seven years to compete and was finally premiered in 1845 in Leipzig.  Resolutely set in the romantic era, it contained many strikingly innovative elements that set it apart from other works of the period. It still remains one of the most popular violin concertos to this day, which is true testament to the quality and influence of this remarkable work.

Born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, on November 14, 1924, Kogan initially studied under Philip Yampolsky and then later under Abram Yampolsky, the former being a pupil of the famous Hungarian Jewish violinist, Leopold Auer. These solid foundations provided the platform for Kogan to further develop and explore his own style of playing – based on a clinical style of execution and technique. Kogan died on December 17, 1982 of a heart attack. At the time he was travelling by train between Moscow and Yaroslavl where he was due to give a performance with his son. He was 58 years old.

This release is limited to 300 copies and priced at £300.00 UK Sterling.

Original master tapes.

Base colour label plate

Second colour label plate

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Original (mono) sleeve


Original sleeve (detail)