The Glory Of Cremona

27. Dezember 2019 222241 0 Comments

Analogphonic LP43155

„The Glory Of Cremona“ Works by Jean-Antoine Desplanes, Pietro Nardini, Antonio Vivaldi, Niccolò Paganini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, George Frideric Handel, a.o. – Ruggiero Ricci (v), Leon Pommers (p)
Genre: Classical
Format: 1LP 180g 33rpm / standard sleeve
Release date: 15.01.2020
Manufacturer: Analogphonic
Original label: Brunswick
Nobody who attended the session at which Ricci made this unusual recording is likely to forget the sight which greeted one on entering the studio: the long table, flanked by two pistol-packing Pinkerton detectives, bearing no fewer than fifteen of the world’s highest pedigreed violins … Ricci took up the violins one by one, planted his feet firmly on the yellow chalk marks sketched at the prescribed distance from the microphones, and played on each instrument a selection chosen to show it to best advantage. It was a fascinating parade of pieces that are fiddle music par excellence, and Ricci’s masculine, unmincing approach suited most of them very well indeed. (High Fidelity)