Ruggiero Ricci performs encores following a concert in Florence in 1985 at the age of 67. First up is the Prelude from Bach's Solo Partita no.3, followed by Paganini's Caprice no.17.

Read the great violinist's memories of his teachers: None of my teachers were any good at explaining technique – Ruggiero Ricci.

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