Starting from new ideas for recording, Ricci was the first to go
along new and interesting ways.
Let us start with:
"The Glory of Cremona"
This is a recording from the 1950s, on which Ricci plays 15 of the
most precious and best sounding violins from Cremona. He plays short
and typical pieces mostly from the Baroque, each on another violin
built by Amati, Guarneri or Stradivary.
J. Hartnack noted this to recording in his book "Great Violinists
of our time" (published by Atlantis) that only the rich and beautiful
tone of Ricci is dominating over all differebnces of the various instruments,
neverthe less the record is an excellent document for the Violins
of the great Masters from Cremona.
Riccis latest recording on DVD (Label: Dynamic, Genua), features
the art of violin making by todays makers of violins of Cremona. On
this record Ricci plays always the same piece on different modern
Violin Concerts by Beethoven and Brahms:
Ricci gave us recordings of these concerts on CD, on which he adds
various cadenzas to the first movement to the whole concert. Thus
one can select one out of 15 cadenzas for the concert from the CD.
Sibelius: Works for Violin:
Discopaedia Studio series MBS 2009/10
A complete recordind of all works for violin and piano, comprising
op. 2; op. 78; op. 79; op. 80; op. 81; op. 102; op. 106; op. 115 und
Probably the only recording in the world using the direct-to-disc
process of all Paganini caprices was made by Ricci. This process records
the original sound direct to master discs without using a magnetic
tape. Thus the full dynamic range and the original sound are fully
preserved. Label: Umbrella
Ricci took the challenge of recording live like in the old days of
Listening to the result displayd the most direct sound of the soloist
but leaves some doubts on intonation.
Most beautiful recordings at the age of almost 80 years:
For the Label "One-Eleven" Ricci recorded
die Sonatas by Schubert in the Year 1997
On this CD Ricci displays the whole wisdom of his long career, the
full beauty of his tone together with purest intonation. The recording
technique could ideally catch his intimate and personal playing leaving
the impression that Ricci would stand in your room and play only for