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

Gioconda De Vito was born in 1907 in the town of Martina Franca, Southern Italy. She initially taught herself the violin before her uncle, a professional violinist based in Berlin, spotted her potential and tutored her. De Vito entered the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro at the age of 11 as a pupil of Remy Principe. Graduating at 13 she went on to become professor of Violin at the new Bari Conservatory at the age of just 17. In 1932 she won the first International Violin Competition held in Vienna. She had many admirers, including the famous Czech violinist and composer, Jan Kubelik, who’s son Rafael is featured as conductor on this famous disc. 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.


The original stereo issue of this recording (HMV ASD 429) is one of the most highly sought after classical LP’s, almost impossible to find in perfect condition. Part of the reason for its rarity and mythical status was that the title existed within the HMV catalogue for a period of only two weeks, before being withdrawn at the explicit request of De Vito herself as she was unhappy with her performance. Indeed she was notoriously self critical throughout her career and as a result this was her one and only stereo release before retiring shortly afterwards at the age of 54.

Original master tape (Side 1 and Side 2).

Original master tape (detail).

Front sleeve plate.

Front sleeve plate.

Front sleeve printing on press with cyan and yellow to match original.

Magenta added to the press.


Front sleeve over printed with magneta on press.

Finished front sleeve on press.

Back sleeve on press.