Alfredo Campoli: The Bel Canto Violin – Vol 6
Alfredo Campoli
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825135
Barcode
00028948251353
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
PABLO DE SARASATE:
Eight Danzas Españolas
Navarra for two violins, Op. 33 (Belinda Bunt, violin II)
ISAAC ALBENIZ: Tango (arr. Dushkin)
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Waltz in A flat major, Op. 39 No. 15
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Arioso (from Harpsichord Concerto, BWV 1056, arr. Franco)
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Ave Maria
KOSAKU YAMADA:
Akatonbo (Red dragonfly) (arr. Campoli)
Jogashima no ame (The Rain on Jogashima) (arr. Campoli)

CD 2
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Rondo (Allegro) (from ‘Haffner’ Serenade, arr. Kreisler)
NICCOLA PAGANINI:
La Campanella, Op. 7 (arr. Kreisler)*
Caprice in B flat major, Op. 1 No. 13 (arr. Kreisler)*
Caprice in D major, Op. 1 No. 20 (arr. Kreisler)*
ANTONIO BAZZINI La Ronde des Lutins: scherzo fantastique, Op. 25*

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI:
Polonaise No. 1 in D major, Op. 4*
Légende, Op. 17*
Mazurka, Op. 19 No. 1: Obertass*
Mazurka, Op. 19 No. 2: Dudziarz*
Souvenir de Moscou, Op. 6*
Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op. 16
Romance (from Violin Concerto No. 2) *
Capriccio-Valse, Op. 7*
Polonaise brillante, Op. 21*

Alfredo Campoli, violin
Daphne Ibbott, piano (CD1: 1–9, CD2: 6–14)
Norihiko Wada, piano (CD1: 10–15, CD2: 1–5)

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Recording information

Recording Producers: Peter Wadland (Sarasate, Wieniawski); unidentified (Encores: CD1: 10–15, CD2: 1–5)
Balance Engineers: John Dunkerley (Sarasate, Wieniawski); unidentified (Encores: CD1: 10–15, CD2: 1–5)
Recording Locations: Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, UK, 8–9 November 1976 (Sarasate), 9–11 August 1978 (Wieniawski); Japan, c.1966 (Encores: CD1: 10–15, CD2: 1–5)
Remastering Engineer: Paschal Byrne
Original LP Releases: L’Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 22 (Sarasate); Decca ‘Eclipse’ ECS 639 (Campoli Encores); L’Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 45 (Wieniawski)

Reviews

‘Campoli, who is excellently recorded, is on precisely the right wavelength, leaving us in no doubt of how difficult these works are to play and yet, paradoxically, making it all sound easy.’ Gramophone (Sarasate)

‘Campoli understands the gypsy style to the manner born and his timbre is sweet, his intonation true. He is not the man for unrestrained hyperbole, yet the moto perpetuos are effortless.’ Gramophone (Sarasate)

‘There is no need to make allowances for the ravages of time; if indeed there are any ravages they have not reached the fingers or the bow or the intonation, all of which give the impression that playing Wieniawski is the easiest thing in the world. The lyrical sections of the music go warm-heartedly, the virtuoso sections go elegantly; nowhere are standards less than the very best.’ Gramophone (Wieniawski)