Salvatore Accardo

Salvatore Accardo

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Salvatore Accardo
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Born September 26 1941, Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy

Salvatore Accardo is considered one of the greatest violin talents of the Italian school of the twentieth century, with a repertoire that ranges from the Baroque to contemporary. Composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Franco Donatoni, Astor Piazzolla and Iannis Xenakis have written works for him.

Accardo is also a renowned conductor and director of classical works. In 1971 he founded the 'Cremona String Festival' and 'International Music Weeks in Naples' ["Le Settimane Musicali Internazionali a Napoli"]. He was among the founders of the Walter Stauffer Academy in 1986 and also founded the 'Accardo Quartet' (1992) and 'Orchestra da Camera Italiana' [OCI] in 1996.

A child prodigy, Accardo grew up in Torre del Greco (to which he was later awarded Honorary Citizenship in 2005) and began his studies under the Neapolitan maestro Luigi D'Ambrosio at the age of eight. At sixteen he was winning attention at Accademia di Siena Chigiana and a year later won the prestigious 'Premio Paganini' international violin competition. At the award ceremony he performed with Paganini's violin, an original Guarneri.

Accardo has an affinity with the works of Paganini, being the first to record all six of the Niccolò Paganini Violin Concertos. Notably, some thirty-seven years after his first performance on the instrument at the Paganini award, Accardo recorded an album of classical and contemporary works in 1995 on Paganini's Guarneri del Gesù 1743 violin, "Il Canonne". Accardo now owns or has possessed a number of exceptional violins, including Stradivari [ex-Francescatti] 'Hart' (1727), Stradivari [ex-Reynier] (1727), Stradivari [ex-Saint-Exupéry] the 'Firebird' (1718), Stradivari 'Reiffenberg' (1717), Stradivari 'Zahn' (1719), Stradivari 'Dragonetti' (1706), and a Guarneri del Gesù 'Lafont-Siskovsky' (1733).
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Salvatore Accardo Discography

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ML 80 Salvatore Accardo Corelli Porpora Tartini Vivaldi (LP, Promo) RCA ML 80 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
XID 5108 Lalo*, Salvatore Accardo, Falla*, Sarasate* Lalo*, Salvatore Accardo, Falla*, Sarasate* - Symphonie Espagnole / Romanza Andaluza A•R•C Records XID 5108 UK 1962 Sell This Version
VICS 1469 Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Da Camera Italiana Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Da Camera Italiana - The Four Seasons (Album) RCA Victrola VICS 1469 UK 1968 Sell This Version
LPS 20 Ludwig van Beethoven, Salvatore Accardo, Lodovico Lessona Ludwig van Beethoven, Salvatore Accardo, Lodovico Lessona - Sonata A Kreutzer(LP, Album) Cetra LPS 20 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
NKV 8405, 6500 245.2Y Bottesini* / Rossini*, Salvatore Accardo Bottesini* / Rossini*, Salvatore Accardo - Grand Duo Concertant / Duet, Un Mot A Paganini, Une Larme(LP) Nederlandse Klassieke Vakhandel, De (NKV), Philips NKV 8405, 6500 245.2Y Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
9500 423 Kurt Masur*, Elisabeth Unger, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Kurt Masur*, Elisabeth Unger, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Bruch Schottische Fantasie Op. 46 Konzertstück Op. 84 Salvatore Accardo Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Kurt Masur Philips 9500 423 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
6500 784 Giuseppe Tartini, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici Giuseppe Tartini, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici - Violinkonzerte A-dur, B-dur, G-dur (Album) Philips 6500 784 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2530 467 Nicolò Paganini* / Salvatore Accardo, Charles Dutoit, London Philharmonic Orchestra* Nicolò Paganini* / Salvatore Accardo, Charles Dutoit, London Philharmonic Orchestra* - Concerto Per Violino (No. 6) (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2530 467 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
TRL1-1070 Salvatore Accardo, Dino Asciolla, Severino Gazzelloni, Francesco Strano Salvatore Accardo, Dino Asciolla, Severino Gazzelloni, Francesco Strano - Mozart I Quattro Quartetti Per Flauto Violino Viola E Violoncello(LP) RCA TRL1-1070 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
6747 189 Antonio Vivaldi, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici Antonio Vivaldi, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici - Complete Concertos Op. 11 & 12 Incl. "Il Favorito" Philips 6747 189 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
6500 937 Vivaldi*Salvatore Accardo, I Musici Vivaldi*Salvatore Accardo, I Musici - Concerti Op. 12 Nr. 3 - 6(LP, Album) Philips 6500 937 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
3300 629 Niccolò Paganini - Salvatore Accardo · Dino Asciolla - London Philharmonic Orchestra* · Charles Dutoit Niccolò Paganini - Salvatore Accardo · Dino Asciolla - London Philharmonic Orchestra* · Charles Dutoit - Concerto Per Violino (N.3) / Sonata Per La Gran Viola (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 3300 629 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
2864005 Paganini* / Salvatore Accardo Paganini* / Salvatore Accardo - The 6 Violin Concertos Deutsche Grammophon 2864005 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
2530 714 Nicolo Paganini*, Salvatore Accardo, Orchestre Philarmonique De Londres* , Dir. Charles Dutoit Nicolo Paganini*, Salvatore Accardo, Orchestre Philarmonique De Londres* , Dir. Charles Dutoit - Concerto Pour Violon N° 1 En Ré Majeur / "Le Strèghe" (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2530 714 France 1976 Sell This Version
6700 100 Antonio Vivaldi, I Musici, Salvatore Accardo, Heinz Holliger Antonio Vivaldi, I Musici, Salvatore Accardo, Heinz Holliger - 12 Concerti, Op. 7 (Album) Philips 6700 100 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
3409 Salvatore Accardo, Luigi Alberto Bianchi Salvatore Accardo, Luigi Alberto Bianchi - Rolla, Two Duets For Violin And Viola(LP) Musical Heritage Society 3409 US 1976 Sell This Version
9500 146 Tschaikowsky* - Salvatore Accardo, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis* Tschaikowsky* - Salvatore Accardo, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis* - Sämtliche Werke Für Violine Und Orchester: Violinkonzert D-dur Op. 35 / Serenade Melancolique Op. 26 / Valse Scherzo Op. 34(LP) Philips 9500 146 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2530 900 Niccolò Paganini - Salvatore Accardo - London Philharmonic Orchestra* · Charles Dutoit Niccolò Paganini - Salvatore Accardo - London Philharmonic Orchestra* · Charles Dutoit - Concerto Per Violino N. 2 »La Campanella« · La Primavera · Non Più Mesta Deutsche Grammophon 2530 900 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2530 961 Niccolò Paganini, Salvatore Accardo, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit Niccolò Paganini, Salvatore Accardo, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit - Nicolo Paganini - Concerto Pour Violon N° 5 En La Mineur - Maestosa Sonata Sentimentale (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2530 961 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2536 376 Niccolò Paganini - Salvatore Accardo - Charles Dutoit - The London Philharmonic Orchestra Niccolò Paganini - Salvatore Accardo - Charles Dutoit - The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Konzertstücke (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2536 376 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
34 302 0 Mendelssohn*Salvatore Accardo, London Philharmonic Orchestra* / Charles Dutoit Mendelssohn*Salvatore Accardo, London Philharmonic Orchestra* / Charles Dutoit - Les Concertos Pour Violon N°ˢ 1 Et 2 Philips 34 302 0 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
GL 32514 Salvatore Accardo, Giuseppe Tartini, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Bazzini, Niccolò Paganini Salvatore Accardo, Giuseppe Tartini, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Bazzini, Niccolò Paganini - Il Trillo Del Diavolo(LP, Album) RCA GL 32514 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
GL 32551 Salvatore Accardo Recital Di Salvatore Accardo(LP) RCA GL 32551 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
9500 396 Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo - 6 Sonatas, Op.5(LP) Philips 9500 396 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
6598 781 Vivaldi* - Salvatore Accardo, Franco Gulli, Rohan de Saram, Bruno Canino Vivaldi* - Salvatore Accardo, Franco Gulli, Rohan de Saram, Bruno Canino - 12 Sonate Per 2 Violini E Basso Continuo Op.1(2xLP, Album, Card) Philips 6598 781 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version

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