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Ruggiero Ricci

Ruggiero Ricci Complete American Decca Recordings (9CD)

Collected together for the first time are all of RUGGIERO RICCI’s nine solo albums taped for American Decca between 1960 and 1970. The sessions brought concertos by Vivaldi (The Four Seasons with an all-Stradivarius ensemble), Paganini and Saint-Saëns as well as several concept albums. ‘The Glory of Cremona’, a recording ‘that all fiddle fanciers will insist on having’ (Stereo Review) saw him play fifteen priceless violins. The 1967 traversal of the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin were described by Gramophone as ‘a miracle’. One of the last century’s most spell-binding technicians on the violin, Ricci was a complete musician, to whom this set pays eloquent tribute.
An Original Jackets Limited Edition.

TRACK LIST

CD 1
VIVALDI The Four Seasons
Stradivarius Chamber Orchestra

CD 2
PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 2
SAINT-SAËNS Violin Concerto No. 1
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Max Rudolf

CDs 3–4
J.S. BACH Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

CD 5
SARASATE Spanish Dances; Introduction et Tarantelle; Caprice Basque; Serenata andaluza
Brooks Smith

CD 6
A TRIBUTE TO KREISLER
Meet the Music – interview with Victor Alexander
Brooks Smith

CD 7
THE GLORY OF CREMONA
Including Bruch, demonstrated on 15 different violins
Leon Pommers

CD 8
BRAVURA!
Locatelli · Paganini · Ernst · Vecsey · Wieniawski
Leon Pommers

CD 9
VIOLIN PLUS 1
Vivaldi · Saint-Saëns · Paganini · Villa-Lobos · Prokofiev
Kenneth Cooper · Gloria Agostini · Rolando Valdés-Blain · Lee Venora · David Nadien

RUGGIERO RICCI, violin