Ruggiero Ricci (1918-2012) made of these recordings a classic in its own. Nevertheless, his mercurial gifts never covers the unerring expression, peerless brightness and sumptuous lyricism.
Pierino Gamba is over the top at the front of tyhe London Philharmonic. I got this album in LP format (and precisely this was the album in which Ricci signed his autograph).
As you may guess, this album means to me much more than a vibrant rendition. I acquired it later on CD format and so the cycle has ended.
Ricci was the last survivor of a brilliant generation of violinists during the two first decades of the past century.
Go for it. Maestro Ricci: In memoriam!!!