Ruggiero Ricci -  A Life for the Violin

Ruggiero Ricci - A Life for the Violin

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  • SKU: 40097
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Label(s): Dynamic
  • Year of release: 2002
  • Recording length: 52:36+50:11+73:55+64:53+56:04+61:18+68:25+52:36+60:55+65:60
  • 10 CD Set
    Performer: Ruggiero Ricci, violin - Martha Argerich, piano - New Symphony Orchestra - Malcolm Sargent, conductor

    The history of musical performance is full of musicians who, after being appreciated in their youth, as adults never managed to repeat the achievements of their childhood and adolescence. Ruggiero Ricci, too, was of course a child prodigy: but then he was also an adolescent prodigy, a young prodigy, an adult prodigy. And now, fully eighty-three years old, he can safely be defined as an elderly gentleman prodigy, a man who astonishes all those who hear him not only with his mastery of technique, which is still stunning despite the passing of years, but also through his still lively, almost disturbing desire to discover something new and to take on increasingly demanding violin challenges.This 10-CD box set traces the most significant stages in Ricci’s career: his first recordings from the 1930s, his outstanding late 1940s performance of Paganini’s 24 Caprices, his beautiful recital with Martha Argerich in 1979, his recent recordings on Dynamic.

    CD 1: The early recordings (1938-40)
    Bach: Sonata No. 1 for solo violin)
    Mattheson: Aria in B minor)
    Paganini: Mosè Variations, La Campanella)
    Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella, Habanera, Zigeunerweisen)
    Ysaÿe: Rêve d’enfant

    CD 2: Ricci in the 1940s and 1950s)
    Tchaikovsky: Concerto in D Major Op. 35 (New Symphony Orchestra - Malcolm Sargent, direttore)Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 4
    Wieniawski: Capriccio in A minor, Staccato EtudeChopin, Notturno in C-sharp minor)
    CD 3: Ricci and Paganini (1)Paganini: 24 Capricci (1949 recording))

    CD 4: Ricci and the classical repertoire)
    Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in F Major ”The Spring”, Sonata )
    No. 9 in A Major ”Kreutzer”)
    Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano

    CD 5: Tartini and Paganini Variations)
    Tartini: L’Arte dell’Arco (60 variations on a theme by Corelli))
    Paganini: 60 Barucabà Variations

    CD 6: Ricci and Martha Argerich)
    Frank: Sonata in A Major for violin and piano)
    Prokofiev: Sonata in D Major for violin and piano Op. 94aYsaÿe: Sonata No. 3 in D minor for solo violin)
    Paganini: Variations on ”God save the King”)
    Bach: Gavotta from Partita BWV 1006)
    Live recording, Carnegie Hall, New York, 20 October 1979

    CD 7: Ernst and Wieniawski)
    Ernst: Six polyphonic studies for solo violin )
    Wieniawski: L’ecole moderne Op.10 - Study - Caprices for solo violin

    CD 8: Ricci and Paganini (2))
    Cantabile in D Major)
    Tarantella in A minor)
    Nel cor più non mi sento)
    Cantabile and Waltz
    Sonata No. 1 from ”Centone di Sonate”
    Mosè Variations)
    Variazioni di bravura

    CD 9: Ricci and Sarasate)
    Sarasate: Pateneras Op.35, Rumanian Melody, Jota de S.Fermin, Miramar (Zortzico) Op.42, Serenata Andalusa Op.28, Chansons Russes Op.49, Jota Aragonesa Op.27, Adios montañas mias Op.37, Jota de Pablo Op.52, Zortzico d’Iparag

    CD 10: Ricci and Vieuxtemps)
    Vieuxtemps: Fantasia appassionata, Ballade et Polonaise, Chant d’amour, Dèsespoir, Souvenir, Rondino, Tarantella, Rèverie, Romance, Hommage á Paganini, Innocence, Yankee Doodle

Ruggiero Ricci - A Life for the Violin - 40097 - Classical music

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