Frang, Vilde

Britten/Korngold

CD
26 Feb 2016

Barcode: 0825646009213

Other participants: Frankfurt Radio Symphony, James Gaffigan

Vilde Frang has long dreamed of recording the violin concertos of Erich Korngold and Benjamin Britten – two highly contrasted pieces, both written in the USA around the time of World War II, and a unique pairing. As The Strad magazine has said: “Vilde Frang … weaves an emotional narrative that is utterly spellbinding … it feels as though the music’s inner soul is being revealed for the very first time.”

Gramophone Recording of the Month: "These are urgently communicative, potentially transformative accounts of scores which, if no longer confined to the fringes of the repertoire, have yet to command universal admiration...Vilde Frang writes that it has long been her wish to bring together two of her favourite concertos. If you’ve been impressed by her previous releases you’ll already have this one marked down as a compulsory purchase and likely Awards contender."

The Guardian: "Her sound is superb – icy, fiery, whispered, ultra-rich – and her phrases pour out fearlessly, urgently. It’s a fresh and convincing performance."

"An effortless lyricism and an unreal, shining sweetness of tone, no matter how high she soars...Vilde Frang produces sounds that are as beguiling as her technique is astonishing." - The Strad Recommended Album.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
02 Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: II. Romanze  - Vilde Frang 
03 Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: IIII. Allegro assai vivace  - Vilde Frang 
04 Britten: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 15: I. Moderato con moto - Agitato - Tempo primo -  - Vilde Frang 
05 Britten: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 15: II. Vivace - Animando - Largamente - Cadenza  - Vilde Frang 
06 Britten: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 15: III. Passacaglia - Andante lento (Un poco meno mosso)  - Vilde Frang 


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