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 Tracks

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Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 1 album art Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 1 RCA Italiana Italy 1962 Sell This Version
Salvatore Accardo Corelli Porpora Tartini Vivaldi (Album) RCA Italy 1962 Sell This Version
Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 2 album art Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 2 RCA Italiana Italy 1962 Sell This Version
GCL 44 Salvatore Accardo - Concerto Per Violino Op. 47 album art Sibelius*, Accardo* Sibelius*, Accardo* - Concerto Per Violino Op. 47(LP, Album) Longanesi Periodici GCL 44 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
Salvatore Accardo - Symphonie Espagnole / Romanza Andaluza album art Lalo*, Salvatore Accardo, Falla*, Sarasate* Lalo*, Salvatore Accardo, Falla*, Sarasate* - Symphonie Espagnole / Romanza Andaluza A•R•C Records UK 1962 Sell This Version
430 355 S (ML 79) Salvatore Accardo - Paganini Recital album art Salvatore Accardo, Antonio Beltrami Salvatore Accardo, Antonio Beltrami - Paganini Recital(LP, Mono) RCA 430 355 S (ML 79) France 1963 Sell This Version
KV 99 Salvatore Accardo - Celebri Fogli D'album album art Salvatore Accardo Celebri Fogli D'album(LP, Album) RCA Victrola KV 99 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
Salvatore Accardo - The Four Seasons album art Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Da Camera Italiana Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Da Camera Italiana - The Four Seasons (Album, Comp) RCA Victrola UK 1968 Sell This Version
LPS 20 Salvatore Accardo - Sonata A Kreutzer album art 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 Salvatore Accardo - Grand Duo Concertant / Duet, Un Mot A Paganini, Une Larme album art Bottesini* / Rossini*, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici Bottesini* / Rossini*, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici - 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
Salvatore Accardo - Bruch Schottische Fantasie Op. 46 Konzertstück Op. 84 Salvatore Accardo Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Kurt Masur album art 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 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
CETRA LPU 0108 Salvatore Accardo - I Solisti Di Torino album art Salvatore Accardo, Lodovico E Franca Lessona, Franco Mannino Salvatore Accardo, Lodovico E Franca Lessona, Franco Mannino - I Solisti Di Torino(LP, Album, Mono) Fonit Cetra S.p.A. CETRA LPU 0108 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Salvatore Accardo - Violinkonzerte A-dur, B-dur, G-dur album art Giuseppe Tartini, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici Giuseppe Tartini, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici - Violinkonzerte A-dur, B-dur, G-dur (Album) Philips Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
Salvatore Accardo - Concerto Per Violino (No. 6) album art Nicolò Paganini* - Salvatore AccardoLondon Philharmonic Orchestra*Charles Dutoit Nicolò Paganini* - Salvatore AccardoLondon Philharmonic Orchestra*Charles Dutoit - Concerto Per Violino (No. 6) (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Spain 1974 Sell This Version
TRL1-1070 Salvatore Accardo - Mozart I Quattro Quartetti Per Flauto Violino Viola E Violoncello album art 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
6500 692 Salvatore Accardo - Tripelkonzert A-Moll BWV 1044; Cembalokonzert Nr. 1 D-Moll BWV 1052 album art Bach* - I Musici, Severino Gazzelloni, Salvatore Accardo, Maria Teresa Garatti Bach* - I Musici, Severino Gazzelloni, Salvatore Accardo, Maria Teresa Garatti - Tripelkonzert A-Moll BWV 1044; Cembalokonzert Nr. 1 D-Moll BWV 1052(LP, Gat) Philips 6500 692 France 1974 Sell This Version
TVL1-1024 Salvatore Accardo - Accardo Suona Paganini album art Salvatore Accardo Accardo Suona Paganini(LP) RCA Victrola TVL1-1024 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
6500 692 Salvatore Accardo - Tripelkonzert A-Moll BWV 1044; Cembalokonzert Nr. 1 D-Moll BWV 1052 album art Bach* - I Musici, Severino Gazzelloni, Salvatore Accardo, Maria Teresa Garatti Bach* - I Musici, Severino Gazzelloni, Salvatore Accardo, Maria Teresa Garatti - Tripelkonzert A-Moll BWV 1044; Cembalokonzert Nr. 1 D-Moll BWV 1052(LP) Philips 6500 692 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
SAGA 5398 Salvatore Accardo - Symphonie Espagnol / Introductino and Variations on 'Nel cor piu on mi sento' / Fantasie on 'Dal tuo stellato soglio' album art Lalo*, Paganini*, Salvatore Accardo Lalo*, Paganini*, Salvatore Accardo - Symphonie Espagnol / Introductino and Variations on 'Nel cor piu on mi sento' / Fantasie on 'Dal tuo stellato soglio'(LP) Saga (5) SAGA 5398 UK 1974 Sell This Version
Salvatore Accardo - Complete Concertos Op. 11 & 12 Incl. "Il Favorito" album art Antonio Vivaldi, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici Antonio Vivaldi, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici - Complete Concertos Op. 11 & 12 Incl. "Il Favorito" Philips Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
6500 937 Salvatore Accardo - Concerti Op. 12 Nr. 3 - 6 album art 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
Salvatore Accardo - Concerto Per Violino (N.3) / Sonata Per La Gran Viola album art 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 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Salvatore Accardo - The 6 Violin Concertos album art Paganini* / Salvatore Accardo Paganini* / Salvatore Accardo - The 6 Violin Concertos (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Italy 1975 Sell This Version
6500 933 Salvatore Accardo - Cocertos, Op.11 Nos. 1-4 Including "Il Favorito" album art Vivaldi*, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici Vivaldi*, Salvatore Accardo, I Musici - Cocertos, Op.11 Nos. 1-4 Including "Il Favorito"(LP) Philips 6500 933 UK 1975 Sell This Version
AC 60101 Salvatore Accardo - Dvorak: Klavierquintett op.81 album art Martha Argerich, Salvatore Accardo, Pierre Amoyal, Luigi Alberto Bianchi, Claus Kanngiesser Martha Argerich, Salvatore Accardo, Pierre Amoyal, Luigi Alberto Bianchi, Claus Kanngiesser - Dvorak: Klavierquintett op.81(LP) PDU AC 60101 Italy 1975 Sell This Version

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