On the album Bach, Paganini, Massenet, the great violinist Uto Ughi with I Filarmonici di Roma played the Guarneri del Gesù violin, ex Grumiaux, masterfully interpreting some of his violin masterpieces.
The music on the album includes the Concerto in la min. n.1 per violino e archi BWV 1041 composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, il Concerto in re min. n.4 per violino e Orchestra – composed by Niccolò Paganini and an emotional Meditation da “Thais” per violino e Orchestra composed by Jules Massenet. Finally, the repertoire of this album is also enriched by the Symphony Op. 3 n.1 – composed by Johann Christian Bach.
This album was recorded during a live concert held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica – Sala Petrassi in Rome on November 12th, 2004. Recording and production are by Giulio Cesare Ricci in collaboration with the National Academy of Santa Cecilia Foundation.
Uto Ughi – Violin
I Filarmonici di Roma
Total time: 00:57:11
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Giulio Cesare Ricci
|Release Date||May 6, 2021|
This is an intense and exceptional performance by Uto Ughi. Every track is beautiful, but my heart goes with the Paganini and how the violin sings on it. The recording is from a live concert which includes some applause from the audience. Otherwise, it is perfect in every respect.
The album has excellent reconstruction of the hall ambience. The sound of the violin is very well done. At the begin of “Thai’s meditation” (Massenet) there is the voice of Ughi that introduces this famous piece.
I love this kind of recording and Senor Giulio Cesare Ricci (owner and sound engineer of Fonè) did another excellent job.
Performance: 5 Stars
Sound Quality: 4.5 Stars
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