Sonata No. 1 in F major Op. 7

Allegro con brio                      11'25"

Allegretto quasi andantino       5'50"

                                          Total Time 17'15"


Sonata No. 1 in F major Op. 7

Allegro molto vivace                                          10'25"

Sonata No. 2 in G major Op. 13

Lento doloroso - Poco allegro - Allegro vivace  10'49"

                                                         Total Time 21'14"


Sonata No. 2 in G major Op. 13

Allegretto tranquillo                      7'07"

Allegro animato                            6'34"

Sonata No. 3 in C minor Op. 45

Allegro molto ed appassionato  10'49"

                                 Total Time 24'30"


Sonata No. 3 in C minor Op. 45

Allegretto espressivo alla romanza  8'08"

Allegro animato                                8'39"

                                     Total Time 16'47"

Conceived, recorded and produced by Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recorded in “Sala dell’Ermellino” Casa della Musica, Milano

Recording date February 12th - 13th, 2020

Recording assistant: Paola Liberato

Valve microphones: Neumann U47, U48

Mike pre-amplifiers, cables (line, microphone, supply): Signoricci

Photos by Paola Liberato

The Master has been implemented with Ampex ATR 102 (Electronic Tube Ampex Model 351 - 1965) 2 tracks, 1/2 inch  30ips modified by David Manley.

The Mastering for Vinyl was made by Giulio Cesare Ricci using Signoricci's analog and valve system.

Thanks to Micheli Associati for having granted the "Sala dell'Ermellino" Casa della Musica, Milan for the recording of this album.

The recording collaboration with the great violinist Salvatore Accardo, which began 30 years ago,continues.

In this project Maestro Accardo plays with the pianist Stefania Redaelli.

This album contains the Sonatas No. 1 Op. 7, No. 2 Op. 13 and No. 3 Op. 45 by the composer Edvard Grieg where the violin is the protagonist.

Grieg wrote that he considered the Violin Sonatas to be among his best works, each of which represented a different phase in his development "the first a little naïve, but rich in ideas, the second Nordic and the third with a broader horizon"

I recorded this album in the Sala dell'Ermellino - Casa della Musica in Milan on 12-13 February 2020

For this recording I brought all my equipment both analog (Ampex ATR 102 Electronic Tube Ampex Model 351-1965, 2 tracks, 1/2 inch, 30ips modified by David Manley) and digital (Pyramix Recorder, dCS A / D and D / A converters).

For this prestigious recording I used the legendary original Neumann U47, U48 tube microphones from the years 1947 and 1949 with a very natural tone using field effect bi-microphone techniques.

These microphones have an important history: they are in fact the original microphones used to record, among others, the Beatles performances in the Abbey Road Studio and by RCA for the “Living Stereo” recordings.

The sound I can capture with these legendary microphones is perfectly in line with my sonic taste.

An album not to be missed!


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