This is an album released in 1958 by Zino Francescatti on Columbia Masterworks label.
Born in 1905 in Marseilles. By the year 1938 Zino Francescatti decided it was time to conquer America and he set out for the country which has been his home ever since. His New York debut, with the New York Philharmonic, took critics and public by storm. For this highly important appearance he chose, not inappropriately, the D major Violin Concerto of Paganini using the original edition which has been handed down to his father by Sivori who, in turn, received it as the hands of the composer. Prior to his New Your performance Fanecscatti had made a sensational impression in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon with Jose Itubi.
This album features William Smith conducting the Columbia Symphony and The Philadelphia Orchestra, with Eugene Ormandy Conducting. On the album Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Cariccioso for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 28; Chausson: Poeme for Violin and Orchestra Op. 25; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 and Saint-Saens: Havanaise For Violin and Orchestra, Op 83.
The album #ML 5253 is in VG+ condition, the cover shows a little shelf wear.