7 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Violinist Francesca Dego and the impressive Daniele Rustioni offer a pair of glorious Italian-violin concertos. The Paganini no. 1 is the better known, and Dego plays it with an impeccable technique and lashings of imagination—the CBSO make stylish partners. The Violin Concerto by Wolf-Ferrari is the curiosity here, and both soloist and orchestra play it with passion: it has the singing lines of a Puccini aria, but makes some fearsome demands on the soloist, especially high up in the stratosphere. Dega is unfazed and plays it with palpable love.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Violinist Francesca Dego and the impressive Daniele Rustioni offer a pair of glorious Italian-violin concertos. The Paganini no. 1 is the better known, and Dego plays it with an impeccable technique and lashings of imagination—the CBSO make stylish partners. The Violin Concerto by Wolf-Ferrari is the curiosity here, and both soloist and orchestra play it with passion: it has the singing lines of a Puccini aria, but makes some fearsome demands on the soloist, especially high up in the stratosphere. Dega is unfazed and plays it with palpable love.

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