Tartini: Violin Concertos (2CD)
Salvatore Accardo, born in Turin in 1941, brings an Italianate warmth and intensity to the music he plays – not just to fellow countrymen such as Vivaldi, Tartini and Paganini but also to Austrian and German composers. By the age of thirteen, he had performed Paganini’s Caprices in recital and he was an international competition winner before he even had left his teens. His career as a soloist quickly blossomed.
He recorded extensively for Philips and for Deutsche Grammophon. His two recordings of concertos by Tartini – five in all – were recorded in 1973 and 1982.
Violin Concerto in A major, D.96
Violin Concerto in B flat major, D.117
Violin Concerto in G major, D.78
Violin Concerto in E minor, D.56
Violin Concerto in G major, D.83
Salvatore Accardo, violin & director
I Musici (CD1)
English Chamber Orchestra (CD2)