The Art of Ruggiero Ricci (5 CD box set, FLAC)
The Art of Ruggiero Ricci (5 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Max Bruch, Karl Goldmark, Jean Sibelius, Johannes Brahms, Henryk Wieniawski, et al.
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 5 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Vox
Size: 1.63 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disk 1:
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 26
Composed by Max Bruch
Performed by Bochum Symphony Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Matthias Kuntzsch

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 28
Composed by Karl Goldmark
Performed by Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Louis de Froment

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Composed by Jean Sibelius
Performed by Bochum Symphony Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Matthias Kuntzsch

Disk 2:
Concerto for violin, cello & orchestra in A minor (“Double”), Op. 102
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Performed by London New Philharmonia Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci, Giorgio Ricci
Conducted by Kurt Masur

Fantaisie brillante on themes from Gounod’s “Faust,” for violin & orchestra, Op. 20
Composed by Henryk Wieniawski
Performed by Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Louis de Froment

Concert Fantasy on themes from Bizet’s “Carmen,” for violin & orchestra (or piano), Op 25
Composed by Pablo de Sarasate
Performed by Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Louis de Froment

Fantasie Brilliante on a Theme from Rossini’s “Otello” for violin & orchestra, Op 11
Composed by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Performed by Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Louis de Froment

I palpiti, introduction & variations on “Di tanti palpiti” from Rossini’s “Tancredi,” for violin & orchestra, Op 13, MS 77
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
Performed by Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Louis de Froment

Disk 3:
Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 20
Composed by Edouard Lalo
Performed by Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Louis de Froment

Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op. 21
Composed by Edouard Lalo
Performed by Bochum Symphony Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Matthias Kuntzsch

Fantaisie norveggienné, for violin & orchestra
Composed by Edouard Lalo
Performed by Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Louis de Froment

Disk 4:
Zigeunerweisen, for violin & piano (or orchestra) (“Gypsy Airs”), Op. 20
Composed by Pablo de Sarasate
Performed by Bochum Symphony Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Matthias Kuntzsch

Suite for violin & orchestra in A Minor, Op 10 (“Suite in the Old Style”)
Composed by Christian Sinding
Performed by Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Louis de Froment

Perpetuum Mobile, for violin & orchestra
Composed by Ottokar Novacek
Performed by Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
with Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted by Louis de Froment

Sonatas (6) for violin solo, Op 27
Composed by Eugene-Auguste Ysaye
with Ruggiero Ricci

Disk 5:
Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Ruggiero Ricci

Sonata for solo violin, Op. 31/2
Composed by Paul Hindemith
with Ruggiero Ricci

Sonata for violin & piano in E major
Composed by Paul Hindemith
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor (“La campanella”), Op. 7, MS 48 La Campanella
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Caprice for solo violin in B flat major (“The Devil’s Chuckle”), Op. 1/13
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Caprice for solo violin in D major (Allegretto), Op. 1/20
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Le streghe, variations for violin & orchestra in E flat major, Op. 8, MS 19
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Molto perpetuo, for violin & orchestra (or piano), MS 66 (“Sonata movimento perpetuo”, “Perpetuela”)
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Variations on “Preghiera” From Rossini’s “Mosè”, for violin & guitar (or piano), MS 23
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Variations (50) on a Theme of Corelli for violin & piano
Composed by Giuseppe Tartini
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Le Staccato – Allegro gioioso, etude for violin, Op. 10/4 (L’Ecole Moderne)
Composed by Henryk Wieniawski
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Blumenleben (6) for violin & piano, No. 5 Zephyr, Op. 30/5
Composed by Jeno Hubay
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor, Op. 2/8 Menuetto and Gavotte
Composed by Francesco Maria Veracini
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Ruins of Athens, incidental music, Op. 113 Chorus of Dervishes
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Etude for piano No. 20 in D flat major, Op. 25/8, CT. 33
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Le Vent, for violin & piano
Composed by Franz von Vecsey
with Ruggiero Ricci, Louis Persinger

Passion without limits!

There are certain violin soloists who have adopted their instrument as a real extension of his soul. This is – nor more neither less- the case of Ruggiero Ricci a virtuosi who seems to be cold at the first bars of every piece ( as a matter iof fact I had the chance to watch him four times between 1976 and 1985 in Caracas), but once you are involved in the mood of the piece he conveys us to new horizons, thanks his amazing technique and voluptuous sensibility.

This compilation is a real compendium of his discography along more than four decades. If you really love the Art of violin playing, this album should be yours.

Don’t miss it.

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