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Strauss, Korngold: Violin Concertos / Pavel Sporcl, Prague Symphony Orchestra

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 8 (TrV 110)
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
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Notes & Reviews:

Pavel Sporcl's two most recent projects have manifested his remarkable stylistic flexibility. Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the crossover CD 'Gipsy Way' with the Roma cimbalom band Romano Stilo earned the violin virtuoso richly deserved enthusiastic responses on the part of critics and listeners alike. With this new CD, Sporcl returns to classical music. Well, sort of... When listening to Korngold's violin concerto it becomes obvious that the composer was devoted to film music over a long period, yet it may be the composition's directness and figurativeness that have made it so popular among the World's leading violinists. On the other hand, Richard Strauss' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 8, does not appear in concert programmes and recordings so often. The piece comprises both lyrical and tragic elements, a lucent cantilena, melancholy and elegance, but also abounds in a trickiness that places significant demands on the soloist's technique.

”Despite the great number of cogent performances of Korngold’s Concerto, Sporel’s coupling with a bracing version of Strauss’s should appeal strongly to collectors of all kinds. Recommended across the board.”-Fanfare



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>Strauss, Richard : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 8 (TrV 110)
  • Performer: Pavel Sporcl (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jirí Kout
  • Running Time: 32 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1880-1882
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
  • Performer: Pavel Sporcl (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jirí Kout
  • Notes: Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, Prague, Czech Republic (10/08/2008-10/09/2008)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945
  • Studio/Live: Live