Andrew Haveron & John Wilson – Korngold: Violin Concerto & String Sextet (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 56:30 minutes | 589 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Chandos
Korngold began work on his Violin Concerto in 1937, following his father’s suggestion that the main theme from his score for the Errol Flynn epic Another Dawn would make a good basis for a concerto. The work remained dormant while Korngold was exiled to Hollywood after the Anschluss. He resumed work on it in 1945, and fully revised it. Premiered by Jascha Heifetz in 1947, the Concerto is widely performed and recorded, and is certainly Korngold’s best-known concert work.
Widely considered the greatest composer-prodigy since Mozart, Korngold composed the String Sextet in 1914, when he was only seventeen years old. It shows his fully developed style and assured idiomatic writing for the ensemble. Andrew Haveron leads the Sinfonia of London Chamber Ensemble in the Sextet, and is joined by John Wilson and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the Violin Concerto.
1. I. Moderato – Andrew Haveron/RTE Concert Orchestra
2. II. Romanze. Andante – Andrew Haveron/RTE Concert Orchestra
3. III. Finale. Allegro Assai Vivace – Andrew Haveron/RTE Concert Orchestra
4. I. Moderato – Allegro – Sinfonia of London Chamber Ensemble
5. II. Adagio. Langsam – Sinfonia of London Chamber Ensemble
6. III. Intermezzo. In Gemaßigtem Zeitmaß – Sinfonia of London Chamber Ensemble
7. IV. Finale. So Rasch Wie Möglich – Sinfonia of London Chamber Ensemble