The Romantic Violin Concerto 22

EDUARD LASSEN (1830-1904): Violin Concerto in D, Op. 87, PHILIPP SCHARWENKA (1847-1917): Violin Concerto in G, Op. 95, RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952): Violin Concerto, BVN239.

Catalogue Number: 02V050

Label: Hyperion

Reference: CDA68268

Format: CD

Price: $19.98

Description: The real find, since we know who Philipp Scharwenka is, is the Dane Lassen who was music director at Weimar from 1858 to 1895. His concerto dates from 1888 and the BBC Music Magazine found it “…gorgeously melodious and full of unexpected twists and turns.” Scharwenka’s comes from 1894 and has a meltingly lyrical slow movement and, like the Lassen, needs no gratuitous virtuosity to draw attention to itself. Linus Roth (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Antony Hermus.

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