Alfredo Campoli: The Bel Canto Violin – Vol 5
Alfredo Campoli
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825143
Barcode
00028948251438
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
EDWARD ELGAR
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

MAX BRUCH
Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46*

CD 2
ARTHUR BLISS
Violin Concerto, F.111
Theme & Cadenza for Violin & Orchestra, F.120

Alfredo Campoli, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Adrian Boult (CD1)
Arthur Bliss (CD2)

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Recording information

Recording Producers: James Walker (Elgar); Erik Smith, Ray Minshull (Bruch); John Culshaw (Bliss)
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Recording Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 28–29 October 1954 (Elgar), 9–11 November 1955 (Bliss), 6–8 May 1958 (Bruch)
Remastering Engineers: Paschal Byrne, Chris Bernauer
Original Decca LP Releases: LXT 5166 (Bliss); LXT 5014 (Elgar); LXT 5453 (Bruch)

Reviews

‘Campoli and Boult offer an intense, vigorous, often deeply probing interpretation.’ High Fidelity (Elgar)

‘Campoli has successfully renovated this imposing Edwardian piece without destroying its essential contours; he brings new life to it without seeking to stamp out the old… He is well supported by the orchestra, and safe in the hands of Boult.’ Gramophone (Elgar)