Franco Gulli (Violin)
Contents CD1 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV 1041 (c.1730) SO des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden | Ernest Bour recorded: studio | Fernsehstudio, Baden-Baden | 10 May 1973 Giovanni Battista Viotti - Violin Concerto No.22 in A minor, G 97 (1793/97) O A.Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI | Tibor Paul recorded: live | Auditorium RAI, Napoli | 19 February 1964 Niccolò Paganini - Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6 / M.S. 21 (1816) O A.Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI | Nino Sanzogno recorded: live | Cortile Reggia di Capodimonte, Napoli | 13 July 1961
CD2 Niccolò Paganini - Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op.7 “La Campanella” (1826) RPO Hannover des NDR | Aldo Ceccato recorded: studio | Großer Sendesaal, Hannover | 23 September 1983 Niccolò Paganini  ambience take from recording session - Violin Concerto No.5 in A minor, M.S. 78 (1830) OS di Roma della RAI | Mario Rossi recorded: studio | Auditorium Foro Italico, Roma | 20 July 1960 “Rendez-vous à cinq heures” by Pierre Divoire:  J.S. Bach | Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 4. Presto  Interview in French  N. Paganini | Caprice No.17 in E-flat major, Op.1 -fragment- recorded: studio | RTF, Paris | 7 February 1957
CD3 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1042 (c.1718) SO des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden | Ernest Bour recorded: studio | Fernsehstudio, Baden-Baden | 10 May 1973 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, KV.219 “Turkish” (1775) Cleveland SO | Aldo Ceccato recorded: live | Severance Hall, Cleveland | 31 January 1980 Franz Joseph Haydn - Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat major, Hob.I:105 (1792) Franco Gulli, violin | Giacinto Caramia, cello Elio Ovcinnicoff, oboe | Ubaldo Benedettelli, bassoon Orchestra of Naples (O A.Scarlatti della RAI) | Denis Vaughan recorded: studio | Sala d’Ercole, Palazzo Reale, Napoli | 1965
CD4 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 (1806) (Cadenzas 1 & 3: Fritz Kreisler) OS di Torino della RAI | Mario Rossi recorded: live | Auditorium RAI, Torino | 10 September 1965 Ludwig van Beethoven - Triple Concerto for piano, violin, cello in C major, Op.56 (1803) Enrica Cavallo, piano | Franco Gulli, violin | Giacinto Caramia, cello O A.Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI | Massimo Pradella recorded: live | Cortile Reggia di Capodimonte, Napoli | 30 July 1967
CD5 Édouard Lalo - Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21 (1874) (short version – without 3. Intermezzo) OS di Torino della RAI | Ferdinand Leitner recorded: live | Auditorium RAI, Torino | 15 April 1957 Béla Bartók [5- Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Sz.112, BB 117 (1937/38) OS di Torino della RAI | Mario Rossi recorded: live | Auditorium RAI, Torino | 31 December 1959
CD6 Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19 (1916/17) O A.Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI | Sergiu Celibidache recorded: live | Conservatorio S.Pietro a Majella, Napoli | 22 December 1957 Giorgio Federico Ghedini - Divertimento in D major, for violin and orchestra (1959/60) OS di Milano della RAI | Lovro von Matacic recorded: live | Sala Grande, Conservatorio, Milano | 23 February 1962 Giorgio Federico Ghedini - Contrappunti, for string trio and orchestra (1960/61) Trio Italiano d’Archi: Franco Gulli, violin | Bruno Giuranna, viola | Giacinto Caramia, cello OS di Milano della RAI | Sergiu Celibidache recorded: live | Sala Grande, Conservatorio, Milano | 5 April 1968
CD7 Othmar Schoeck - Violin Concerto in B-flat major, Op.21 “Quasi una fantasia” (1911/12) Schweizerisches Festspielorchester | Niklaus Aeschbacher recorded: live | “35. Musikfestwochen” – Kunsthaus, Luzern | August 1973 Ferruccio Busoni - Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35a, BV 243 (1896/97) O del Teatro Comunale G.Verdi di Trieste | Georg Mark recorded: live | Palasport Carnera, Udine | 31 May 1997
CD8 Ferruccio Busoni - Violin Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op.29, BV 234 (1890) - Violin Sonata No.2 in E minor, Op.36a, BV 244 (1898/1900) Enrica Cavallo, piano recorded: studio | New York | 1975 Ned Rorem (1923- ) - Day Music, 8 Studies for violin and piano (1971) Enrica Cavallo, piano recorded: live | Alice Tully Hall, New York | 11 August 1980
CD9 Claude Debussy - Violin Sonata in G minor, CD 148 / L.140 (1917)  tuning and ambience Ernest Chausson - Concert for violin, piano, string quartet, in D major, Op.21 (1889/91) Enrica Cavallo, piano Academica String Quartet: Mariana Sirbu & Ruxandra Colan, violins; James Creitz, viola; Mihai Dancila, cello recorded: live | Teatro Comunale, Monfalcone | 5 May 1987 Ernest Bloch - Baal Shem, Suite for violin and piano (1923) Enrica Cavallo, piano recorded: studio | Milano | 1979
CD10 Golden Jubilee Recital | “Recital per i 50 anni di carriera” (1944-1994) Johann Sebastian Bach  Violin solo Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5. Chaconne Ernest Chausson  Poème for violin and piano, Op.25 (1896) Maurice Ravel  Tzigane, “Rhapsodie de concert”, M.76 (1924) encores/bis, announced by Franco Gulli: Ernest Bloch  Baal Shem, Suite for violin and piano (1923): 2. Nigun Henri Vieuxtemps  Romance in C minor, Op.7 No.2 “Désespoir” (1841) Giuliana Gulli, piano recording: live | Sala Tripcovich, Trieste | 24 November 1994 Ernest Bloch  Suite No.1 for solo violin (1958)
recording: studio | Milano | 1963
CD11 56° “Settimane Musicali Senesi” Recital Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Sonata No.18 in G major K.301/293a (1778) Ottorino Respighi - Violin Sonata in B minor, P.110 (1916/17) Claude Debussy - Violin Sonata (No.3) in G minor, CD 148 / L.140 (1917) Maurice Ravel - Violin Sonata No.2 in G major, M.77 (1923/27) encores/bis, announced by Franco Gulli: Franz Schubert - Grand Duo in A major, Op.posth.162, D.574: 3. & 2. mvmts Enrica Cavallo, piano recorded: live | St Antimo Abbey, Montalcino, Siena | 17 July 1999
36 pages detailed booklet enclosed
Grammophon (United Kingdom): This is an excellent, often revealing collection.
Recommended by MusicWeb (UK): The recordings cover a period of forty years from 1957 to 1997 and come from various sources. They are live broadcasts, original masters and studio recordings (LP 33 RPM). The whole package has a high quality standard, from the stable box to the beautifully produced booklet. The original master tapes offer warmth and intimacy. All in all, this highly sought-after collection offers a mixture of captivating repertoire, refined musicality and passionate commitment.