CURCI: Violin Concertos
Physical release date: 2 June 2017
Alberto Curci: Violin Concertos
Franco Gulli violin
Violin Concerto No. 1, 'Concerto Romantico', Op. 21
Curci’s concertos are delightful melodic works, some with folkloristic elements. Although rarely heard, these are beautiful and always lyrical passionate compositions for solo violin and orchestra.
For half a century Franco Gulli (1926-2001) was one of the world’s top violinists, a noble ambassador for the Italian string style and a superb musician. One of the most engaging aspects of Gulli’s artistry is a profound feeling of intellectual rigour and understanding. He had a brilliant career, was an influencial teacher and his discography is large covering many genres.
"Throughout Gulli is an unflagging guide to Curci’s undemanding muse. He paints with great warmth and skill.... This disc restores a barely remembered composer to the catalogue in excellent fashion." [Musicweb International - one of MW's Recordings of the Year]