Zino Francescatti plays Mozart and Beethoven

Orchestre de la société des concerts du conservatoire, Jerzy Semkov (conductor) - Eugenio Bagnoli (piano)

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Zino Francescatti — Violinist
Eugenio Bagnoli — Pianist
Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire
Jerzy Semkov — Conductor

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As pure as crystal, Zino Francescatti's luminous sonority seems to have been made for Mozart.

The biography is misleading. Zino hides his real first name, René-Charles, too formal for a child. In the same way, his places of birth and death (Marseilles in 1902 – La Ciotat in 1991) might make one believe that Zino Francescatti never left Provence, whereas he settled for a time in the United States in 1939 and lived on both continents. For the rest, Zino Francescatti is truly a great violinist, who was immersed in music from birth (his father was a solo violin at the Marseilles Opera), who played the Beethoven Violin Concerto at the age of ten and recorded his first records at the age of twenty…

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Directed by:
Philippe Truffault
Production date: 2000
Recording date: 1961 ; 1967
Duration: 52 min
Production: © Idéale Audience / IMG Artists
Resolution: SD