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Erica Morini

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Erica Morini short biography and select discography

Erica (or Erika) Morini (1904-1995) was born in Vienna and had her first tutelage from her father, who was a professional teacher who ran his own music school in Vienna. She made her first recording for the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1921. The Strad obituary recorded her as “most bewitching woman violinist of this century.”

Someone, somewhere, has her Davidoff Stradivarius; it was stolen from her apartment shortly before her death and has never been recovered.

Select discography

Westminster XWN 18087 Erica Morini Plays Volume 1

Westminster XWN 18594 Tartini Devil’s Trill Sonata, with Leon Pommers, Piano

Westminster XWN 18600 Brahms Violin Concerto conducted by Rodzinski / LSO.

Columbia SAX 2579 Bach / Vivaldi Double Concertos with Nathan Milstein

Deutsche Grammophon SLPM 138 044 Glazunov / Bruch Violin Concertos conducted by Fricsay / Berlin RSO

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