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
GCL 44 Sibelius*, Accardo* Sibelius*, Accardo* - Concerto Per Violino Op. 47(LP, Album) Longanesi Periodici GCL 44 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
Lalo*, Salvatore Accardo, Falla*, Sarasate* Lalo*, Salvatore Accardo, Falla*, Sarasate* - Symphonie Espagnole / Romanza Andaluza A•R•C Records UK 1962 Sell This Version
KV 99 Salvatore Accardo Celebri Fogli D'album(LP, Album) RCA Victrola KV 99 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Da Camera Italiana Vivaldi* : Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Da Camera Italiana - The Four Seasons (Album) RCA Victrola 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
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, 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
Paganini* / Salvatore Accardo Paganini* / Salvatore Accardo - The 6 Violin Concertos (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Nicolò Paganini*, Salvatore Accardo, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, Charles Dutoit Nicolò Paganini*, Salvatore Accardo, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, Charles Dutoit - Concerto Pour Violon N° 1 En Ré Majeur / "Le Strèghe" (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Austria 1976 Sell This Version
Antonio Vivaldi, I Musici, Salvatore Accardo, Heinz Holliger Antonio Vivaldi, I Musici, Salvatore Accardo, Heinz Holliger - 12 Concerti, Op. 7 (Album) Philips 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
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 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
Niccolò Paganini, Salvatore Accardo, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit Niccolò Paganini, Salvatore Accardo, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit - Niccolò Paganini - Concerto Per Violino N.5 - Maestosa Sonata Sentimentale (Album) Deutsche Grammophon UK 1977 Sell This Version
Niccolò Paganini - Salvatore Accardo - Charles Dutoit - The London Philharmonic Orchestra Niccolò Paganini - Salvatore Accardo - Charles Dutoit - The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Konzertstücke (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1977 Sell This Version
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 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

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