About the album
Zino Francescatti (1902 - 1991) was one of the most loved and admired violinists of the 20th century. His musical lineage can be traced back to the legendary Niccolò Paganini. His father, a noted violinist and teacher, studied with Camillo Sivori (1815 - 1894) who was a student of Paganini. He performed internationally with the world leading orchestras and conductors. Francescatti is still considered a violin icon - for his great musicianship and performance style, his amazing virtuosity, and for his unique, distinctive beautiful, warm tone. All items on this album are released here for the first time ever.