Alfredo Campoli: The Bel Canto Violin – Vol 1
Alfredo Campoli
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825175
Barcode
00028948251759
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

GIUSEPPE TARTINI
Sonata in G minor for Violin and Continuo ‘The Devil’s Trill’
Sonata in G minor, Op. 1 No. 10 ‘Didone abbandonata’

CD 2
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Violin Sonata in A major, HWV 361 (Op. 1 No. 3)
Violin Sonata in G minor, HWV 368 (Op. 1 No. 10)
Violin Sonata in F major, HWV 370 (Op. 1 No. 12)
Violin Sonata in D major, HWV 371 (Op. 1 No. 13)
Violin Sonata in A major, HWV 372 (Op. 1 No. 14)
Violin Sonata in E major, HWV 373 (Op. 1 No. 15)

Alfredo Campoli, violin
George Malcolm, piano (Tartini), harpsichord (Handel)

FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Recording information

Recording Producers: Victor Olof (Bach); unidentified (Tartini, Handel)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (Bach); unidentified (Tartini, Handel)
Recording Location: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK, 27 September 1948 (Bach), 18–19 May 1954 and 24 March 1955 (Tartini), 28 & 30 July 1952 (Handel)
Remastering Engineers: Paschal Byrne, Chris Bernauer
Original Decca LP Releases: LXT 2596 (Bach: also issued in December 1948 on 78rpm: AK1955–57); LX 3137 (Tartini: announced January 1955 but delayed for the re-makes in March 1955); LXT 2751 (Handel)

Reviews

‘These are thoroughly satisfying performances by a violinist whose name should be better known in [the US]. The playing is technically adroit, tonally warm and well recorded, with a lot of space around the performers.’ High Fidelity, July-August 1953 (Handel)

‘This disc enshrines a virtuoso performance that is at the same time a deeply felt interpretation of two of the finest of Tartini’s solo sonatas.’ Gramophone, September 1955 (Tartini)