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A double-CD of Romantic Violin Concertos celebrating the art of Ruggiero Ricci, this set includes the first international release on CD of the Ricci/Boult 1952 recording of the Beethoven. Boult characterised it as ‘perhaps the most thoughtful concerto, the one which needs for the violinist to be a great man as well as a great player’. Indeed it is a thoughtful and poised reading from both soloist and conductor, coupled with classic accounts of the Mendelssohn, Bruch and Dvorak. The booklet notes by Tully Potter include a biography of Ricci and (sometimes wry!) comments by the violinist himself on the recordings.
[Beethoven] “I do not think we are likely to get a better recording for a long while” Gramophone
[Bruch] "Ricci gives very good performances indeed of both concertos; caught out nowhere, even on the margin of intonation, by their technical demands in the outer movements, he manages also to communicate both poetry and impulse to the slow movements." Gramophone
Violin Concerto, Op. 61 I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
III. Rondo. Allegro
Violin Concerto, Op. 64 I. Allegro Molto Appassioneto
III. Allegro Non Troppo - Allegro Molto Vivace
Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26 I. Vorspiel. Allegro Moderato
Bruch: Violin Concerto #1 In G Minor, Op. 26 - 3. Finale: Allegro Energico
Violin Concerto, Op. 53 I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo - Quasi Moderato
II. Adagio Ma Non Troppo
III. Finale. Allegro Giocoso - Ma Non Troppo
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