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Title : Paganini - 24 Caprices, Op.1
Artist : Ruggiero Ricci (violin)

Cat No :LP43074
Label : DECCA
Format : 2LP , Gatefold
Barcode : 8808678160765

● From the original masters of Universal Music
● Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard
● Cutting to Lacquers at Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin
● 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Pallas GmbH in Germany
● Stereo Recordings (SXL-2194)
● Very first 2 vinyl set release for enhanced sound reproduction.

Producer : James Walker
Recording Engineer: Gil Went (m), Roy Wallace (s)
Recorded at Victoria Hall, Geneva, 1-9 Apr 1959

Ricci’s (1959 recording of Paganini Caprices) survives as the basic and essential version. To listen yet again to his
impregnable virtuosity, mercurial fire and lyrical intensity is to be reminded of what a revelation it was to hear Ricci play
these Caprices on the old BBC Third Programme back in the 1950s, enabling one to understand for the first time many
things which hitherto had only been glimpsed dimly from reading the music by oneself. Decca’s recording of Ricci was
outstanding for 1960 and still is remarkable for its clarity, dynamic range, sheer immediacy: the music smoulders and
icily glitters by turns.
- The Grammophone Magazine

* Originally released on 1960 / SXL-2194 (Stereo)

Paganini — 24 Caprices

  • Track List

    Niccolò Paganini (1782 – 1840)
    24 Caprices, Op.1

    Side A
    No.1 in E major "Arpeggios" (Andante)
    No.2 in B minor (Moderato)
    No.3 in E minor "Octaves" (Sostenuto – Presto – Sostenuto)
    No.4 in C minor "Thirds" (Maestoso)
    No.5 in A minor (Agitato)
    No.6 in G minor "The Trill / Tremolo" (Lento)

    Side B
    No.7 in A minor (Posato)
    No.8 in E-flat major (Maestoso)
    No.9 in E major "The Hunt / La chasse" (Allegretto)
    No.10 in G minor (Vivace)
    No.11 in C major (Andante – Presto – Andante)
    No.12 in A-flat major (Allegro)

    Side C
    No.13 in B-flat major "The Devil's Laughter" (Allegro)
    No.14 in E-flat major (Moderato)
    No.15 in E minor (Posato)
    No.16 in G minor (Presto)
    No.17 in E-flat major (Sostenuto – Andante)
    No.18 in C major (Corrente – Allegro)

    Side D
    No.19 in E-flat major (Lento – Allegro assai)
    No.20 in D major (Allegretto)
    No.21 in A major (Amoroso – Presto)
    No.22 in F major (Marcato)
    No.23 in E-flat major (Posato – Minore – Posato)
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