Hyman Bress

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Hyman Bress was a Canadian violinist (born June 30, 1931, Cape Town, South Africa). He is known for having recorded the violin concertos of Joseph Joachim and Ernest Bloch, probably the first to do so, among many other obscure works. He was the first violinist and founder of the Montreal String Quartet with the Joachim brothers. He became concertmaster, at age 27, of the Montreal Symphony for one season (1958-59) then continued his concertizing career as a soloist, often with major orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony and continued playing with the quartet until 1963. In the 1960s Bress recorded a series of five records for Folkways Records entitled The Violin, covering material from the Baroque to the Twentieth Century and included one of his own electronic compositions – the Fantasy for Violin, Piano, and electric tape. In New York, circa 1962, he presented his Fantasy while the score of the piece was being shown on a large screen as it was being played – one of the first instances of a multi-media concert presentation. He died on October 30, 1995 in Montreal.
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Hyman Bress - The Violin Vol. 1 album art Hyman Bress The Violin Vol. 1 (Album) Folkways Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Hyman Bress - 5 Concerti For Violin & Orchestra album art Antonio Vivaldi, Hyman Bress, L'Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal Antonio Vivaldi, Hyman Bress, L'Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal - 5 Concerti For Violin & Orchestra Baroque Records (2) US 1963 Sell This Version
FM 3355 Hyman Bress - The Violin Vol. 5 album art Hyman Bress / Charles Reiner / Sessions* / Webern* / Haba* Hyman Bress / Charles Reiner / Sessions* / Webern* / Haba* - The Violin Vol. 5(LP, Album) Folkways Records FM 3355 US 1963 Sell This Version
Hyman Bress - Sonatas For Violin And Piano album art Schumann*, Hyman Bress, Charles Reiner Schumann*, Hyman Bress, Charles Reiner - Sonatas For Violin And Piano Baroque Records (2), Baroque Records (2) Canada 1964 Sell This Version
FM 3356 Hyman Bress - Violin Works Of Igor Stravinsky album art Igor Stravinsky, Hyman Bress Igor Stravinsky, Hyman Bress - Violin Works Of Igor Stravinsky(LP, Album) Folkways Records FM 3356 US 1964 Sell This Version
Hyman Bress - Spohr Violin Concertos 8 & 9 album art Hyman Bress, Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Richard Beck (2) Hyman Bress, Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Richard Beck (2) - Spohr Violin Concertos 8 & 9 L'Oiseau-Lyre UK 1966 Sell This Version
Hyman Bress - Sonatas Nos. 1 And 2 album art Bartok*, Hyman Bress, Charles Reiner Bartok*, Hyman Bress, Charles Reiner - Sonatas Nos. 1 And 2 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1965 Sell This Version
HCR-5267 Hyman Bress - Three Sonatas For Unaccompanied Violin From Opus 91 album art Reger* - Hyman Bress Reger* - Hyman Bress - Three Sonatas For Unaccompanied Violin From Opus 91(LP, Album) Dover Publications HCR-5267 US 1966 Sell This Version
Hyman Bress - Music And Musicians Of Canada Centennial Edition Vol VIII / Musique Et Musiciens Du Canada Edition Du Centenaire Vol VIII album art Hyman Bress, Charles Reiner Hyman Bress, Charles Reiner - Music And Musicians Of Canada Centennial Edition Vol VIII / Musique Et Musiciens Du Canada Edition Du Centenaire Vol VIII (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1967 Sell This Version
Hyman Bress - Violin Sonatas 1 & 2 album art Busoni* - Hyman Bress, Bengt Johnsson Busoni* - Hyman Bress, Bengt Johnsson - Violin Sonatas 1 & 2 L'Oiseau-Lyre UK 1967 Sell This Version
DB 132 Hyman Bress - Eugène Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas For Solo Violin, Opus 27 album art Hyman Bress Eugène Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas For Solo Violin, Opus 27(LP) Alpha Brussels DB 132 France 1967 Sell This Version
Hyman Bress - Violin Concerto / Suite Hebraïque album art Ernest Bloch, Hyman Bress, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Jindřich Rohan Ernest Bloch, Hyman Bress, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Jindřich Rohan - Violin Concerto / Suite Hebraïque Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1967 Sell This Version
ST.728, SW.8825 Hyman Bress - Violin Concerto In D Major, Opus 35 / Zigeunerweisen album art Tchaikovsky* / Sarasate*, Hyman Bress - Solo Violin, The London Philharmonic Orchestra , Conducted By Sir Adrian Boult Tchaikovsky* / Sarasate*, Hyman Bress - Solo Violin, The London Philharmonic Orchestra , Conducted By Sir Adrian Boult - Violin Concerto In D Major, Opus 35 / Zigeunerweisen(LP, Club) World Record Club, World Record Club ST.728, SW.8825 UK 1968 Sell This Version
SM 117 Hyman Bress - Violin Piano album art Hyman Bress, Charles Reiner, Sergei Prokofiev Hyman Bress, Charles Reiner, Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Piano(LP) CBC Radio Canada SM 117 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Hyman Bress - Violin Concerto In D Major, Opus 35 / Zigeunerweisen album art Tchaikovsky* / Sarasate*, Hyman Bress - Solo Violin / The London Philharmonic Orchestra , Conducted By Sir Adrian Boult Tchaikovsky* / Sarasate*, Hyman Bress - Solo Violin / The London Philharmonic Orchestra , Conducted By Sir Adrian Boult - Violin Concerto In D Major, Opus 35 / Zigeunerweisen (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Hyman Bress - Houslové Skladby album art Hyman Bress / Alfred Holeček Hyman Bress / Alfred Holeček - Houslové Skladby Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1972 Sell This Version
Schönberg* / Stravinsky* - Hyman Bress, Prague Symphony Orchestra* Cond. Jindřich Rohan Schönberg* / Stravinsky* - Hyman Bress, Prague Symphony Orchestra* Cond. Jindřich Rohan - Violin Concerto • Violin Concerto Supraphon, Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1978 Sell This Version
ORS 85489 Hyman Bress Two Romantic Sonatas For Violin(LP, Album) Orion ORS 85489 US 1985 Sell This Version
DMS 388 Hyman Bress - A Golden Treasury of Favorite Violin Concertos album art The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult, Hyman Bress, Maureen Smith (2) The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult, Hyman Bress, Maureen Smith (2) - A Golden Treasury of Favorite Violin Concertos(LP) Columbia Musical Treasuries DMS 388 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCM9056 Hyman Bress - Sonata And Partita For Violin Unaccompanied Vol. I album art Bach*, Hyman Bress Bach*, Hyman Bress - Sonata And Partita For Violin Unaccompanied Vol. I(LP, Mono) Mace Records MCM9056 US Unknown Sell This Version
BC 1856 Hyman Bress - Baroque Records Sampler album art Jean-Pierre Rampal, Kenneth Gilbert, Steven Staryk, Dresden Cathedral Choir, Ensemble Alarius de Bruxelles*, Alexander Brott, The Sinnhoffer Quartet, Maria Varró, Charles Houdret, Hyman Bress Jean-Pierre Rampal, Kenneth Gilbert, Steven Staryk, Dresden Cathedral Choir, Ensemble Alarius de Bruxelles*, Alexander Brott, The Sinnhoffer Quartet, Maria Varró, Charles Houdret, Hyman Bress - Baroque Records Sampler(LP, Mono) Baroque Records (2) BC 1856 Canada Unknown Sell This Version