EDWARD JOSEPH COLLINS (1886-1951): Volume 10 - Violin Sonata, Op. 2/14 - Allegro, Arabesque for Violin and Piano (Arnaud Sussmann [violin], Anna Polonsky (piano), Piano Solo: Variations on a Negro Theme, Variations on an Irish Theme, Canons, 6 Technical Stunts in Canonic Form (Polonsky), 6 Valses Caractéristiques, Op. 18 (William Browning), 2 Songs from the Operetta Who Can Tell? (Patrice Michaels [soprano], Polonsky).
Catalogue Number: 11M069
Reference: TROY 1230
Description: No, it's not over yet. Here is a movement from one of Collins' six violin sonatas, none of which survive intact and two big (around 13 minutes each) variations sets from his mature years (the 30s and 40s) the first of which also had to be pasted together from several different and differing sources. The Valses are from an undatable tape made by pianist William Browning (1924-1997) which was painstakingly restored for a 1999 private issue of the pianist's existing recordings. Excellent examples of the genre.