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Zino Francescatti

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Though indeed of Italian background, violinist Zino Francescatti was a Frenchman, blessed in Marseilles in 1902. His genuine name was René-Charles Francescatti. Both his parents performed the violin, and his dad René have been students of Paganini. Younger Francescatti performed the Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 at his formal Paris debut in 1925. By that point Francescatti had been a skilled performer. He provided his initial concert at age group 5 and performed the Beethoven violin concerto at 10. From his past due teenagers he concertized frequently, and after arriving in Paris in 1924 he created a duo with non-e significantly less than Maurice Ravel and embarked on a global tour. Within the 1920s and 1930s Francescatti toured the world, although his U.S. debut didn’t arrive until 1939, once more using the Paganini Concerto No. 1, in a fresh York Philharmonic concert. Despite his fondness for Paganini, Francescatti was even more recognized with elegant, natural-seeming playing than with sheer virtuoso fireworks. Later on in existence he toured and documented with the likewise liquid French pianist Robert Casadesus in duo repertory; they documented a complete group of Beethoven’s violin and piano sonatas, lyrical functions ideally suitable for their combined designs. Living in NY but often time for France to execute and train, Francescatti made long lasting recordings of many major repertory functions, like the Beethoven concerto with conductor Bruno Walter as well as the Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Francescatti retired in 1976, relocated back again to France, and offered his valued Stradivarius device to Salvatore Accardo. In 1987 he utilized area of the proceeds to determine an educational basis along with a violin competition in the town of Aix-en-Provence. Regardless of the deep-rooted Western customs exemplified in his playing, Francescatti’s memory space is not particularly well offered by reissue homes. An exception, nevertheless, may be the Bridge launch An Evening of Paganini (Great Shows from your Library of Congress, Vol. 17), which won a Greatest Recording of the entire year honor from Fanfare publication. The disk presents a 1954 Paganini recital Francescatti offered with pianist Artur Balsam. The Zino Francescatti in Overall performance two-disc established released with the Music & Arts label presents Francescatti concerto shows in the 1940s and 1950s with several orchestras. A few of his first concerto recordings in the Columbia label have already been reissued within the Sony Masterworks Traditions series.

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Date Of Birth August 9, 1902
Died September 17, 1991, La Ciotat, France
Profession Violinist
Nationality French
Music Songs Tzigane, Poème" for Violin and Orchestra, op. 25, V. Rondo: Allegro, Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: I. Allemande, Londonderry Air, Preludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani, Serenade No. 2 In A Major, Op. 16 : I. Allegro Moderato, Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo, Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A Minor, Op. 28, Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: II. Courante, I. Allegro moderato, Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: III. Sarabande - Double, Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6, MS 21: I. Allegro maestoso, I. Andante - Moderato - Cadenza, The Carnival of Venice, Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 44: III. Allegro assai, Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 44: I. Allegro, Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 44: II. Adagio, I. Vorspiel: Allegro moderato, II. Canzonetta: Andante, Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: II. Corrente - Double, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo, Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: III. Sarabande, Romance No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50, Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: II. Loure, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59: I. Allegro moderato - Moderato assai, Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Faure, Sonata per pianoforte et violino No. 5 in fa maggiore "La Primavera": I. Allegro, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, op. 47: Allegro moderato, Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: IV. Tempo de borea - Double, Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 - I. Allegro ma non troppo, Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 - III. Rondo. Allegro
Albums Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Violin Concertos, Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Bruch: Violin Concerto, Beethoven, Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ravel, Double" Concerto / Tragic Overture, Zino Francescatti Plays Favourite Violin Pieces, Beethoven: Violin Sonatas No. 9 "Kreutzer" & No. 1 (Mono Version), Franck: Sonata in A major / Debussy: Sonata no. 3, Beethoven: Concerto pour violon, Romances pour violon et orchestre Nos. 1 & 2 (Mono Version), Eugene Ormandy, Vol. 1, Robert Casadesus, Vol. 3, Milestones of a Legend - Zino Francescatti, Vol. 4, Violin concerto No.3 & 4 (Columbia Symphony Orchestra, feat. cond. Bruno Walter, violin Zino Francescatti), Milestones of a Legend - Zino Francescatti, Vol. 2, La vérité (Mono Version), Essential Masters, Chausson: Concert pour violon, piano et quatuor à cordes, Op. 21 & Poème, Op. 25 (Mono Version), Récital (Mono Version), Ravel: Œuvres pour violon et piano (Mono Version), Tchaikovsky, P.I.: Violin Concerto / Bruch, M.: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3 (Francescatti) (1943, 1945, 1951), Beethoven: Concerto pour violon et orchestre, Op. 61 (Mono Version), Milestones of a Legend - Zino Francescatti, Vol. 10, Paganini: 5 Caprices (Arranged for Violin and Piano by Mario Pilati, Mono Version), Beethoven: Sonates pour piano et violon, Fauré: Les deux sonates pour violon et piano (Mono Version), Beethoven: Sonates pour violon et piano Nos. 2 & 10 (Mono Version), Franck & Debussy: Sonates pour violon et piano (Mono Version), The Best of Lalo, Debussy, Schumann, Shostakovich, Bach & Wieniawski, Bruch: Concerto pour violon et orchestre No. 1, Op. 26 & Wieniawski: Souvenir de Moscou, Op. 6 (Mono Version), Milestones of a Legend - Zino Francescatti, Vol. 1, 4 Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Beethoven: Sonate per Pianoforte et Violino, Brahms: Double concerto pour violon et violoncelle, Op. 102 & Variations sur un thème de Haydn, Op. 56a (Mono Version), Milestones of a Legend - Zino Francescatti, Vol. 5, Paganini: Concerto pour violon No. 1 - Saint-Saëns: Concertos pour violon No. 3 (Mono Version), Beethoven : Sonate No. 9 pour violon et piano en la majeur, Op. 47 (Sonate à Kreutzer), Vieuxtemps: Concerto pour violon No. 4 - Prokofiev: Concerto pour violon No. 2 (Mono Version), Milestones of a Legend - Zino Francescatti, Vol. 3, Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 Bwv 1041 & No.2 Bwv 1042 & No.3 Bwv 1043, Lalo: Symphonie espagnole - De Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España (Mono Version), Concert de sonates (Aix, 1951), Milestones of a Legend - Zino Francescatti, Vol. 8, Zino Francescatti, Vol. 1: Bach & Paganini, The Great French Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Saint-Saëns: Introduction et rondo capriccioso - Chausson: Poème (Mono Version), The Art of Zino Francescatti, Milestones of a Legend - Zino Francescatti, Vol. 7, Récital Kreisler (Mono Version), “Kreutzer” and “Spring” Sonatas, Milestones of a Legend - Zino Francescatti, Vol. 6, Paganini: Concerto pour violon No. 1, Op. 6 - Saint-Saëns: Concerto pour violon No. 3, Op. 61 (Mono Version)


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1 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6704 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2 One of the great classical violinists of the twentieth century. Among his recordings are Saint-Saens's famous and popular "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso", with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic.


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Accord final 1938 musician: violin

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The Bell Telephone Hour 1959-1961 TV Series Himself / Himself - Violinist

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