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(Leader, A. Rossi )
Under the direction of Emilio Colombo
Relayed from The Hotel Metropole,
London ALFREDO CAMPOLI was born in Italy in 1906. At the age of four his father, a violinist in the Orchestra Massima, Rome, and also a member of the St. Cecilia Symphony Orchestra, and his mother, a noted prima donna, brought him to England. Campoli's father now gave him instruction on the violin, and after an extended period of study in 1920 Campoli gave his first recital at the Wigmore Hall, and a second one followed in 1923. Of his performance of the andante from Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor at the second recital an eminent critic said that ' a mature artist of far greater experience might envy the tenderness, the suavity of tone he put into this movement, and four of the Paganini solo Caprices served further to display the young artist's admirable technique.


Leader: A. Rossi
Unknown: Emilio Colombo
Unknown: Alfredo Campoli

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