The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (108): Ida in her teens

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (108): Ida in her teens


norman lebrecht

July 01, 2020

So sad to have lost Ida Haendel this week. What a player she was.



  • Brian Bell says:

    Wow. She sounds like she was inspired by Sarasate’s 1903 recording. I say this as a compliment, as she enhances Sarasate’s cloudy and distant audio legacy, rather than ignoring it. Thanks for sharing!

  • E says:

    In my heart I cry « Brava, » and know that she will hear.

    (The first measures are very close to the melody of « You’d be so nice to come home
    to. » I wonder if Cole Porter was aware of Sarasate. He must have been.)

    Ida Haendel was an extraordinary musician and a beautiful human being. Chapeaux bas!

  • Jan Kaznowski says:

    ==Her last years, lonely in Florida, were miserable.

    I never understood why she stayed there. I believe at first it was because her sister or cousin lived there. But she’d had been better off in Europe. She could have hung out with people who really loved her, like Rodney Friend and S Isserlis in London

  • Elvira says:

    What amaizing sound and pure gold interpretation!!!!