By Endre Wolf, Erling Blondal Bengtsson, Hans Leygraf, Michael Gielen, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Stockholm, Sergiu Commissiona, Sten F, Stig Westerberg, The Chamber Orchestra of Copenhagen, The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and The Swedish Radio Orchestra. By Anton Webern, Bela Bartok, Cesar Auguste Franck, Erland Von Koch, Hilding Rosenberg, Jean Sibelius, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sven-Erik Back, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Zoltan Kodaly. Classical. CD. Naxos #DACOCD763-768. Published by Naxos (NX.DACOCD763-768).
Endre Wolf was born in Hungary, but spend his life in Sweden where he quickly became the leading violinist of his generation. For years he was concert master with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and at the same time had an extensive soloist career. At some point in the 1950s he was teaching at the Manchester University in England and gave numerous concerts all over the UK and broadcasted extensively through BBC. However, his rarest and most valuable recordings were done in Sweden and they are here collected for the first time including private and off-the-air recordings painstakingly transferred and thoroughly annotated by leading musicologist Carl-Gunnar Ahlen. Not only solo performance with Endre Wolf in his prime are here included, but also duo recordings plus many violin concertos, most recorded for the first time. A collection of the highest interest to all lovers and connoisseurs of the violin.