Today is Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo‘s 74th birthday.
He is a former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions – and is credited as the first person in history to record all 6 Paganini Violin Concertos.
For much of his career he has concertised on the 1727 ‘Hart ex Francescatti’ Stradivarius.
SALVATORE ACCARDO | MENDELSSOHN | VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | ROBERTO ZARPELLON & ORCHESTRA LORENZO DA PONTE
SALVATORE ACCARDO | PAGANINI | CAPRICE NO.5
SALVATORE ACCARDO | PAGANINI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.6 | SIR COLIN DAVIS & LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA