Mischa Elman

Mischa Elman was one of the great violinists of the 20th century. He was famed for his passionate style and beautiful tone. The grandson of a violin-playing klezmer, his obvious talent and perfect pitch encouraged his father to bring him to Odessa at the age of six to study at the Imperial Academy of Music. At the age of 11 he auditioned for Leopold Auer and was admitted to the St. Petersburg Conservatory.

As was the custom at the time, Elman began his career by playing in the homes of wealthy patrons, making his Berlin debut in 1904 and his London debut a year later. His debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City, while he was still in his teens, brought his talents to an ever-widening audience. Subsequently, he toured Australia,  Europe, East Asia and the United States, sometimes performing over a hundred concerts in a 29-week season.

In 1958 he celebrated the 50th anniversary of his debut in the United States with a return performance in New York’s Carnegie Hall. He was hailed as one of the greatest violin virtuosos of his time and played with every major symphony orchestra in America.

Elman's recorded legacy spanned over 60 years. His first 78 rpm discs were made for Pathe, in Paris, in 1906.  He continued recording until shortly before his death in 1967.  All of the recordings in this collection are 78 rpm discs produced by Victor/Victrola between 1906 and 1921.  

These recordings were produced prior to 1923 and are in the public domain.


Total: 161

A Bis'l Taam (A Little Flavor)
A la Valse
Air for G String
Air for G String
Alice Where Art Thou
Angel's Serenade (la Serenata)
At Evening (Au Soir)
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Baal Shem No.2 Nigum (Improvisation)
Canto Amoroso - Liebeslied
Canzonetta
Canzonetta
Capriccio
Caprice Basque
Caprice Basque
Caprice Basque
Caprice in E Flat Major (Alla Saltarella)
Capricietto
Capricietto
Cavatina
Cavatina
Cavatina
Cavatina
Cavatina
Chanson d'amour
Concerto in G Minor, 1st Movement - Allegro
Concerto in G Minor, 2nd Movement - Allegro - conc...
Concerto No. 2, in D Minor, Op. 22: First Movement...
Concerto No. 2, in D Minor, Op. 22: First Movement...
Concerto No. 2, in D Minor, Op. 22: First Movement...
Concerto No. 2, in D Minor, Op. 22: Second Movemen...
Concerto No. 2, in D Minor, Op. 22: Third Movement...
Concerto No. 2, in D Minor, Op. 22: Third Movement...
Country Dance (Contredanse)
Eili, Eili
Eili, Eili
Elégie - Mélodie
Fantasie from Garden Scene
Fantasie from Garden Scene
Fantasie from Garden Scene
First Movement: Allegro (Part 1)
Gavotte
Gavotte
Gavotte / Tambourin
German Dance / Gavotte
Hebraic Melodies
Hebrew Melody
Humoreske
Humoreske
Humoresque
Humoresque
Humoresque
Humoresque
Humoresque
Humoresque
Hungarian Dance - No. 17
Hungarian Dance No. 7
Hungarian Dance No. 7
Hungarian Dance No. 7
Hungarian Dance, No. 7
Hymn to the Sun
In a Gondola - Impromptu
Kol Nidrei
La Cinquantaine
La Cinquantaine
Last Rose of Summer
Last Rose of Summer
Legende
Les Deux Serenades
Les Farfadets
Les Farfadets
Meditation from Thais
Meistersinger
Meistersinger - Preislied
Mélodie
Mélodie
Menuett in D
Menuett in F Major
Menuett in F Major
Micaela's Aria, "Lo dico no"
Minuet in G, No. 2
Minuet in G, No. 2
Minuet in G, No. 2
Minuet in G, No. 2
Minuet in G, No. 2
Minuet in G, No. 2
Mischa Elman (1906 -1910) Vol. 1
Mischa Elman (1911 -1914) Vol. 2
Mischa Elman (1915 -1916) Vol. 3
Mischa Elman (1919 ) Vol. 4
Mischa Elman (1919 -1922) Vol. 5
Mischa Elman (1920-1921) Vol. 6
Mischa Elman Program
Nocturne
Nocturne in D Flat
Nocturne in E flat
Nocturne in E Flat
Orientale
Orientale
Passepied
Pastorale
Remembering the Titanic
Rigaudon
Romance
Romance in G for Violin and Orchestra
Rondo Capriccioso
Rondo Capriccioso
Rondo Capriccioso
Rondo Capriccioso - Introduction
Scherzo
Scotch Pastorale
Serenade
Serenade
Serenade
Serenade
Serenade
Serenade (Ständchen)
Serenade (Ständchen)
Serenade (Ständchen)
Si vous l'aviez compris - Melodie
Simple Confession (Simple Aveu)
Simple Confession (Simple Aveu)
Song Without Words - Op. 67, No. 6 - "Cradle Song"
Souvenir
Souvenir
Souvenir
Souvenir
Souvenir de Moscow
Souvenir de Moscow
Spanish Dance
Swing Song
Symphonie Espagnole - Andante (4th Movement)
Tango
Tango
Tes Yeux!
Tes Yeux!
Thaïs - Meditation
Thäis - Meditation
Thais - Meditation
Thais - Meditation
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon
The Dew is Sparkling
The Swan Le Cygne
Traumerei (Reverie)
Traumerei (Reverie)
Traumerei (Reverie)
Träumerei (Reverie)
Traumerei (Reverie)
Turkish March
Turkish March
Valse Caprice
Valse Sentimentale
Vogel als Prophet
Walzer
Zigeunerweisen - (Gypsy Airs)