Alfredo Campoli: The Bel Canto Violin – Vol 3
Alfredo Campoli
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825159
Barcode
00028948251599
Format
2-CD
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CD 1*
ERNO DOHNÁNYI: Three Pieces from ‘Ruralia Hungarica’
NICCOLO PAGANINI:
Caprice No. 13
Caprice No. 20
ZDENEK FIBICH:
La Campanella, Op. 7
Poème, Op. 41 No. 14
MANUEL PONCE: Estrellita
FRANTISEK DRDLA Souvenir
JOSEPH-HECTOR FIOCCO: Allegro
FRANÇOIS SCHUBERT: L’Abeille
ISAAC ALBÉNIZ: Tango
RICHARD HEUBERGER: Midnight Bells
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Auf flügeln des Gesanges
RICCARDO DRIGO: Valse bluette
EDWARD ELGAR: La Capricieuse
JOHN ELIOT GARDNER: From the Canebrake
ANONYMOUS: Deep River (Negro Spiritual)
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Minstrels
STEPHEN FOSTER Old Folks at home

CD 2
FRITZ KREISLER:
Praeludium and Allegro
Liebesleid
Liebesfreud
Polichinelle (Sérénade)
Schön Rosmarin
Caprice viennois, Op. 2
Tambourin chinois
IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI: Menuet célèbre
HENRYK WIENIAWSKI:
Caprice in E flat major
Caprice in A minor
FRITZ KREISLER:
Rondino on a theme by Beethoven
La Chasse
La Gitana
ENRIQUE GRANADOS: Spanish Dance, Op. 37 No. 5 ‘Andaluza’
GIUSEPPE TARTINI Variations on a theme of Corelli

Alfredo Campoli, violin
George Malcolm, piano (CD1: 1–6)
Eric Gritton, piano (CD1: 7–20, CD2)

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Recording information

Recording Producers: unidentified (CD1: 1–13; CD2); D.M. Walker (CD1: 14–20)
Balance Engineers: unidentified
Recording Location: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK, 9 April 1953 (CD1: 1–6), 4–5 October 1954 (CD2), 4–5 October and 10 December 1954 (CD1: 7–13), 18 January 1956 (CD1: 14–20)
Remastering Engineers: Paschal Byrne; Chris Bernauer
Original Decca LP Releases: LX 3115 (Dohnányi, Paganini/Kreisler – CD1: 1–6); LW 5180 (‘Campoli Encores’ – CD1: 7–13); LW 5242 (‘Encores No. 2’ – CD1: 14–20); LXT 5012 (Homage to Fritz Kreisler – CD2)

Reviews

‘Mr Campoli’s playing of the Ruralia Hungarica and the Paganini is brilliant and sure, without the excesses that so often accompany display pieces. The violin tone is warm, with a very satisfying balance between piano and violin.’ High Fidelity, January-February 1954

‘Here is something wonderful and unique … Campoli has excelled himself … The result is a disc of rare beauty; one that should on no account be missed’ Gramophone (Kreisler)

‘Campoli could play this music in his sleep … He combines a knowledge of such pieces with a matured classical technique as does no other violinist I can think of, and […] he plays the music with sympathy and affection and immense skill. Eric Gritton accompanies with customary care, and the recording is very good indeed.’ Gramophone (Elgar, Drdla)