Menotti, Barber: Violin Concerti / Ricci, Clark, Pacific Sym

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" The Menotti was premiered by Efrem Zimbalist on 5/6 December 1952 with the Philadelphia conducted by Ormandy. It is an aristocratically romantic work with not a hint of over-the-top romance...The romanticism is flowingly done by Ricci..If you like romantic violin concertos (Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Barber, Ivanovs, Karlowicz) you are seriously missing out if you do not hear this. A classic of the twentieth century. The technical side is lovingly handled by Reference Recordings who clearly relished Ricci's mesmerically detailed approach... The musical and technical quality is however undeniable. This will be the connoisseurs' recording of choice in years to come. A sleeper in relation to the Barber and an enduring hit in the case of the unfairly neglected Menotti." - MusicWeb International

" Any new recording of Menotti’s 1952 Violin Concerto...will not escape comparison to the classic recording with Ruggiero Ricci, Keith Clark, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra" - FANFARE


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: RR-45


  • UPC: 030911104528


  • Label: Reference Recordings


  • Composer: Gian Carlo Menotti, Samuel Barber


  • Conductor: Keith Clark


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Pacific Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Ruggiero Ricci