Posts tagged as "niccolo-paganini"

Ruggiero Ricci Complete American Decca Recordings (9CD)

September 21, 2021

The most complete tribute ever issued to the fiendish fingers and sublime artistry of a true virtuoso, Ruggiero Ricci: a feast of concerto, solo and recital repertoire recorded by Ricci, collected together for the first time, and including a previously unpublished set of the Brahms Violin Sonatas. Born Roger Rich to an Italian immigrant father […]

Alfredo Campoli: The Bel Canto Violin – Vol 6

January 12, 2018

One of the most significant violinists in gramophone history, Alfredo Campoli enjoyed tremendous success in the 1930s as a purveyor of light music both in concerts with his own salon orchestra and on Decca. A series of six, 2CD reissues from Eloquence focuses on the violinist’s postwar reinvention of himself as ‘Campoli’, the classical soloist. […]

Alfredo Campoli: The Bel Canto Violin – Vol 4

January 12, 2018

One of the most significant violinists in gramophone history, Alfredo Campoli enjoyed tremendous success in the 1930s as a purveyor of light music both in concerts with his own salon orchestra and on Decca. A series of six, 2CD reissues from Eloquence focuses on the violinist’s postwar reinvention of himself as ‘Campoli’, the classical soloist. […]

Alfredo Campoli: The Bel Canto Violin – Vol 3

January 12, 2018

One of the most significant violinists in gramophone history, Alfredo Campoli enjoyed tremendous success in the 1930s as a purveyor of light music, both in concerts with his own salon orchestra and on Decca. A series of six, 2CD reissues from Eloquence focuses on the violinist’s postwar reinvention of himself as ‘Campoli’, the classical soloist. […]

Vivaldi, Giuliani: Favourite Guitar Concertos

May 25, 2016

Three delightfully breezy concertos by Vivaldi are the centrepiece of this collection which begins with the familiar A major concerto of Giulani and ends with the beguiling 17-minute sonata by Paganini.

Recorder Favourites

May 25, 2016

Delectable morsels for the recorder in sprightly, piquant performances from the world’s foremost exponent of the recorder, Michala Petri.

Paganini (arr. Schumann): 24 Caprices, Op. 1

April 29, 2016

The fearsomely, devilishly virtuosic Caprices of Paganini represent a technical and artistic Mount Everest for the violin. No. 24 has been popularly used as a basis of sets of variations by Liszt, Rachmaninov, Lutoslawski, Blacher and many others. Here, the Caprices are performed in the unusual arrangement for violin and piano, made by Schumann. They […]

Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1; R. Strauss: Violin Concerto

April 29, 2016

If you think the three pieces on this disc make odd bedfellows, just listen to the opening of the finale of the Paganini, skip to the finale of the Strauss and then go into the Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo. Sparkling wit and virtuosity abound and what’s more, the Paganini receives its first release on CD (outside Taiwan), […]