Alfredo Campoli: The Bel Canto Violin – Vol 2
Alfredo Campoli
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825171
Barcode
00028948251711
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Eduard van Beinum

MAX BRUCH
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
New Symphony Orchestra
Royalton Kisch

CD 2
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
London Symphony Orchestra
Josef Krips

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Adrian Boult

Alfredo Campoli, violin

FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Recording information

Recording Producers: Victor Olof (Mendelssohn / Van Beinum; Beethoven); unidentified (Bruch); Erik Smith, Ray Minshull (Mendelssohn / Boult)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (Mendelssohn – both recordings; Beethoven); unidentified (Bruch)
Recording Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 2 May 1949 (Mendelssohn / Van Beinum), 17 April 1951 (Bruch), 17 December 1951 and 2–4 January 1952 (Beethoven), 6–8 May 1958 (Mendelssohn / Boult)
Remastering Engineer: Paschal Byrne

Reviews

‘Campoli plays most beautifully – the finale, in particular, is accurate and brilliant in the extreme.’ Gramophone, September 1959 (Mendelssohn/Boult)

‘Campoli’s playing gives me the impression of overhearing a musician of exquisite sensibility thinking over Beethoven’s thoughts … he avoids all showiness and gives a reflective reading … Krips accompanies sensitively and the ensemble is excellent.’ Gramophone, May 1952 (Beethoven)