Lalo’s highly virtuosic and therefore seldom performed Symphonie espagnole glows with a rich sound palette full of southern temperament as only a large orchestra can. Ruggiero Ricci rivets the listener’s attention with his pithy tone, his amazing cascades of sound and melancholy gypsy melodies.
For all those who cannot get enough of Ricci’s captivating playing, a brilliant encore is provided by Ravel’s Tzigane – a true showpiece of 20th-century violin repertory.
Sheer delight for the ears and the soul – and certainly not limited to fans of virtuoso violin playing.
1st mov. Allegro non troppo
2nd mov. Scherzando – Allegro molto
3rd mov. Intermezzo
4th mov. Andante
5th mov. Rondo (Allegro)
RAVEL : TZIGANE