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Barber & Korngold: Violin Concertos; Waxman, Williams / Alexander Gilman

Audio Samples

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin Op. 14
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Waxman, Franz : Carmen Fantasy, for violin & orchestra
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>     Theme

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin Op. 14
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Waxman, Franz : Carmen Fantasy, for violin & orchestra
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

On his new CD issued by OehmsClassics, Alexander Gilman dedicates himself to two grandiose violin concertos composed within six years of each other: Barber's Concerto, Op. 14 (1939) and Korngold's Concerto, Op. 35 (1945). Whereas Korngold processed themes from his film music, Barber set the yardstick especially high for the soloist in the third movement of his Concerto. The CD program is completed by the Carmen Fantasy by Franz Waxman (originally from the film Humoresque) and the famous main theme from the film Schindler's List by John Williams.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
The recorded sound is outstanding, with a nice sense of hall ambiance from the orchestra's home in the Cape Town City Hall (I presume). Integration between the orchestra and the violinist is excellent, and while the orchestral acoustic sounds large, details like the percussion at the end of the Waxman don't get swallowed up.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Cape Town, South Africa (12/2010).



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin Op. 14
  • Performer: Alexander Gilman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Perry So
  • Ensemble: The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
  • Performer: Alexander Gilman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Perry So
  • Running Time: 25 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Waxman, Franz : Carmen Fantasy, for violin & orchestra
  • Performer: Alexander Gilman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Perry So
  • Running Time: 11 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Theme
  • Performer: Alexander Gilman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Perry So
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993