Paganini: The 6 Violin Concertos (3CD)
Salvatore Accardo's legendary Paganini cycle for Deutsche Grammophon, including the complete violin concertos recorded with Charles Dutoit and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Noted for his exquisite, beautiful playing and a technical wizardry carried off with disarming nonchalance, Accardo is most readily associated with Paganini – though technical wizardry for its own sake holds little fascination for him: "Of course for young violinists it is always a challenge to be able to play the 24 Caprices, but as I got older I understood that what was important in his music was its almost operatic qualities."
CD 1 Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 In D Major, Op. 6 1. Allegro Maestoso 2. Adagio 3. Riondo. Allegro Spirituoso Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 2 In B Minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella" 4. Allegro Maestoso 5. Adagio 6. Rondo CD 2 Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 3 In E Major 1. Introduzione. Andantino - Allegro Marziale 2. Adadio. Catabile Spianato 3. Polacca. Andantino Vivace Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 4 In E Minor, Op. Post. (No. 6) 4. Risoluto 5. Adagio 6. Rondò Ossia Polonese CD 3 Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 4 In D Minor 1. Allegro Maestoso 2. Adagio Flebile Con Sentimento 3. Rondo Galante. Andantino Gaio Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 5 In A Minor 4. Allegro Maestoso 5. Andante, Un Poco Sostenuto 6. Finale: Rondò. Andantino Quasi Allegretto