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Paganini Complete Caprices for violin

Paganini Complete Caprices for violin
Paganini Complete Caprices for violin

Paganini Complete Caprices for violin
PLUS “Caprice d’adieu”

Ruggiero Ricci, violin

Catalogue Number: ALC 1077
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: ADD, 1975 68:18




“Ricci was, indeed, the first to perform and record them complete…. any violinist would be proud to play with Ricci’s brilliance…. he bring(s) some very special qualities to the performance of the Caprices; above all, his long experience of performing them tells in his choice of speeds that allow for maximum musical characterization. …And in the many Caprices that present two contrasting ideas, Ricci is most convincing in using related speeds to integrate the elements. Nor is he afraid to play very delicately, … effortlessly brilliant staccato bowings are a constant delight.” (Gramophone)

  • 1. Andante 1.46 14. Moderato 1.48
  • 2. Moderato 2.09 15. Posato 2.16
  • 3. Sostenuto 2.27 16. Presto 1.22
  • 4. Maestoso 5.02 17. Sostenuto 3.02
  • 5. Agitato 2.12 18. Corrente 2.15
  • 6. Lento 4.31 19. Lento 2.24
  • 7. Posato 2.53 20. Allegretto 3.54
  • 8. Maestoso 2.27 21. Amoroso 2.56
  • 9. Allegretto 2.22 22. Marcato 2.10
  • 10. Vivace 2.04 23. Posato 2.48
  • 11. Andante 3.43 24. Tema con variazione 3.56
  • 12. Allegro 2.25 Caprice d’adieu
  • 13. Allegro 2.17 25. Allegro moderato 2.56