This album marks Italian violinist Francesca Dego’s debut orchestral recording on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

It features two Italian masterpieces: Wolf-Ferrari’s seldom-performed Violin Concerto and Paganini’s renowned Violin Concerto Number 1, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.

Francesca recorded Wolf-Ferrari’s Violin Concerto live in March 2017, when she gave the UK premiere of the piece at Symphony Hall with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the renowned Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni.

Francesca regularly appears with the world’s leading orchestras, performing both the Paganini and Wolf-Ferrari concertos extensively in the future.

About Francesca Dego: Paganini 1 & Wolf-Ferrari Violin Concertos


Daniele Rustioni, conductor
Francesca Dego, violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra


Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major
Wolf-Ferrari Violin Concerto in D major

4 Stars

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Daniele Rustioni provide expertly honed, sympathetic accompaniments.

BBC Music Magazine

Release Date: 27 October 2017
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Duration: 72 minutes