Ruggiero Ricci In Concert With The Los Angeles Philharmonic – 1965 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert Tribute Special
It was with a great sense of sadness that I heard about the passing of the legendary violinist Ruggiero Ricci this past Monday (August 6th). A musician whose work I certainly grew up with and enjoyed greatly. During a time when there were a lot of musical giants in our midst, he stood out as one of the best.
So this week, rather than our Summer perusal of the Festivals in Europe, I thought I would offer a unique concert as way of tribute to the memory of a gifted and talented performer whose artistry enriched the lives of countless audiences.
This one is a rarity – I don’t think it’s been heard by very many people, or almost none. It’s a Hollywood Bowl concert from July 13, 1965 featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic, guest conducted by another legend, Hans Swarowsky with Ruggiero Ricci as violin solo in the Sibelius violin concerto.
Here’s the rundown. It’s broken up over two players and there are no announcements. This is the raw, unedited tape recorded as it happened.
Part 1: Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Sibelius: Violin Concerto (w/Ruggiero Ricci, solo)
Part 2: Brahms: Symphony Number 4
A rare and unique opportunity to hear the work of a rare and unique artist.
It’s only fitting.