Sonatas for Violin – Bach, Bartók, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Prokofiev


Sonatas for Violin – Bach, Bartók, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Prokofiev
Ruggiero Ricci
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4802086
Barcode
00028948020867
Format
2-CD
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

BELA BARTÓK
Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117

IGOR STRAVINSKY
Elegie for solo violin

PAUL HINDEMITH
Sonata, Op. 31 No. 1
Sonata, Op. 31 No. 2

SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Sonata for solo violin
Sonata for violin & piano No. 2

Ruggiero Ricci, violin

Reviews

[Prokofiev] ‘Ricci’s intonation is faultless throughout (which is more than can be said of many fiddlers), his tone is sweet and warm, and his technique carries him without a qualm over the most taxing difficulties… [His] elegance stands him in good stead in the Prokofiev, where his partner at the piano also distinguishes himself by some most artistic leggiero playing. The toy-like Scherzo could scarcely be bettered by any other violin-and-piano team.’ Gramophone