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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ML 20214 Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 2 album art Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 2 RCA Italiana ML 20214 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
ML 20213 Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 1 album art Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 1 RCA Italiana ML 20213 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
ML 80 Salvatore Accardo - Corelli Porpora Tartini Vivaldi  album art Salvatore Accardo Corelli Porpora Tartini Vivaldi (Album) RCA ML 80 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
XID 5108 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 XID 5108 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 RCA 430 355 S (ML 79) France 1963 Sell This Version
ML 20221 Salvatore Accardo - Recital Di Salvatore Accardo album art Salvatore Accardo Recital Di Salvatore Accardo(LP) RCA ML 20221 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
KV 99 Salvatore Accardo - Celebri Fogli D'Album album art Salvatore Accardo Celebri Fogli D'Album(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victrola KV 99 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
ms A 80001 Salvatore Accardo - Musiche Inedite Di Autori Piemontesi Del XVII° E XVIII° Secolo album art Orchestra da Camera Italiana , Diretta Da Salvatore Accardo Orchestra da Camera Italiana , Diretta Da Salvatore Accardo - Musiche Inedite Di Autori Piemontesi Del XVII° E XVIII° Secolo(LP) Durium ms A 80001 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
DSP 423 Salvatore Accardo - 60 Variazioni Sull' Aria Genovese "Barucaba'" album art Niccolò Paganini, Salvatore Accardo Niccolò Paganini, Salvatore Accardo - 60 Variazioni Sull' Aria Genovese "Barucaba'" Dynamic (4) DSP 423 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
VICS 1469 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 VICS 1469 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
730.054 Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Da Camera Italiana Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Da Camera Italiana - Les Quatre Saisons(LP, Album) RCA 730.054 France 1970 Sell This Version
ZSLL 55051 Salvatore Accardo - Two Duets For Violin And Viola album art Alessandro Rolla - Salvatore Accardo, Luigi Alberto Bianchi Alessandro Rolla - Salvatore Accardo, Luigi Alberto Bianchi - Two Duets For Violin And Viola(LP) Pull ZSLL 55051 Italy 1972 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
CETRA LPU 0108 Salvatore Accardo - Musiche Di Franco Mannino album art Franco Mannino - I Solisti di Torino, Salvatore Accardo, Lodovico E Franca Lessona Franco Mannino - I Solisti di Torino, Salvatore Accardo, Lodovico E Franca Lessona - Musiche Di Franco Mannino(LP, Album, Mono) Fonit Cetra CETRA LPU 0108 Italy 1973 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 Philips 6500 692 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
SAGA 5398 Salvatore Accardo - Symphonie Espagnole / 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 Espagnole / Introductino and Variations on 'Nel cor piu on mi sento' / Fantasie on 'Dal tuo stellato soglio' Saga (5) SAGA 5398 UK 1974 Sell This Version
6500 784 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 6500 784 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2530467 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 2530467 Venezuela 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, Mozart* Salvatore Accardo, Dino Asciolla, Severino Gazzelloni, Francesco Strano, Mozart* - Mozart I Quattro Quartetti Per Flauto Violino Viola E Violoncello(LP) RCA TRL1-1070 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
RGC-1144/45 Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 1+2 album art Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo Paganini* - Salvatore Accardo - Capricci Vol. 1+2(2xLP, Mono) RCA RGC-1144/45 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
VL 32501 Nicolò Paganini* · Salvatore Accardo Nicolò Paganini* · Salvatore Accardo - Paganni:Capricen/Accardo(2xLP) RCA VL 32501 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
TVL1-7008 Salvatore Accardo - Caro Mozart album art Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fritz Reiner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Salvatore Accardo, Wanda Landowska, Arthur Fiedler, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fritz Reiner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Salvatore Accardo, Wanda Landowska, Arthur Fiedler, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Caro Mozart(LP) RCA Victrola TVL1-7008 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
412 403-4 Salvatore Accardo - 3 Concerti Per Violino album art Tartini* - I Musici, Salvatore Accardo Tartini* - I Musici, Salvatore Accardo - 3 Concerti Per Violino(Cass) Philips 412 403-4 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version