Canadian violinist James Ehnes opens his sixth CD for CBC Records with Korngold's magnificent violin concerto. It is the first of three deeply romantic concertos from the mid Twentieth century, recorded in the acclaimed acoustics of the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, with the Vancouver Symphony under music director Bramwell Tovey.
James Ehnes rounds out this latest CD with the 1939 Violin Concerto by the American composer Samuel Barber, one of the most popular and lyrical of Twentieth century violin concertos.
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957)
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
1. Moderato nobile
2. Romance: Andante
3. Finale: Allegro assai vivace
SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
6. Presto in moto perpetuo
WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
7. Andante tranquillo
8. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana