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Szymanowski & Karlowicz: Violin Concertos / Little, Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5185  
Composer:  Karol SzymanowskiMieczyslaw Karlowicz
Performer:  Tasmin Little
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording brings together some of Chandos’ greatest artists in a spellbinding programme. It follows performances that The Guardian described as ‘a thrilling show of ferocity and feistiness,’ given by the same forces in January at the Barbican. After widely acclaimed recordings of Walton’s and Lutoslawski’s violin concertos, Tasmin Little again joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, in intensely expressive interpretations of the concertos by the Polish composers Karlowicz and Szymanowski. All were written within the space of a generation, and yet they belong to quite different worlds. One was composed at a time of national occupation, another in the throes of wartime, and yet another at a time of national renewal. Read more The first inhabits the lyrical tradition developed by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, the second escapes towards Debussy and the exoticism of Mediterranean influences, while the third is imbued with the folk culture of the Tatra Mountains. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 1, Op. 35 by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Poland 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 2, Op. 61 by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Poland 
3.
Concerto for Violin in A major, Op. 8 by Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Berlin, Germany 

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