HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Nicoló Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 2 (Accardo)

This very well recorded disc effectively destroyed the competition when it first appeared and there have been no serious challenges since. Accardo plays with such consummate ease that is is difficult to imagine them being easily equalled, let alone bettered. Dutoit provides attentive support and the whole disc has excellent sound with good balance retained between soloist and orchestra. Paganini wrote 6 violin concertos of which by far the best known is the second which contains the melody known as ‘La Campanella’ used as the basis of the last movement. This is the best overall recording.
The performance by Accardo is simply flawless. He keeps his known style of simplicity and clarity. For example he doesn’t use any doubling of voice where others like Perlman does, or he prefer the pizzicato where some others stick with a staccato. Anyway, in my personal view of the Paganini stile’s, I think that Accardo’s is the closest I’ve heard.

Composer: Nicoló Paganini
Performer: Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Vinyl 1977

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 1,13 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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