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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Violin Concerto, Orchestral Music from Operas / Schmid, Haider, Oviedo Filarmonia

Oviedo Filarmonia
Release Date: 11/27/2012 
Label:  Farao   Catalog #: 108069   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ermanno Wolf-FerrariUnspecified
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"… And the music is performed with persuasive conviction, helped by a recording that brings out the beauty of Wolf-Ferrari's orchestral writing. Benjamin Schmid is a wonderfully eloquent advocate for the Concerto, evoking the intense, romantic aura of the initial bond between composer and violinist. And the short orchestral pieces, given lively, graceful performances, take us back to the happier times when Wolf-Ferrari achieved his first successes." - Duncan Druce, Gramophone, (March, 2013)

"… Benjamin Schmid gives a perfumed account of the concerto, blending at times almost smarmy expressivity with technical acuity in the more virtuosic moments (for example, in the finale). … Haider, who, in his
Read more interview (both in the booklet and on the DVD) discusses his decade-long near-obsession with the composer, seems the perfect choice to accompany Schmid, not only biographically but musically and temperamentally as well. … The recorded sound presents the soloist and the orchestra in what almost sounds like high definition, with timbres that blaze or sublimate themselves as the occasion demands; the whole should make a deep impression on listeners. Strongly recommended." - Robert Maxham, Fanfare, (06 April 2013)

"… Benjamin Schmid makes a strong case for the piece. This is brilliantly agile, exuberant playing, and he's sweetly accompanied by Frederich Haider's Oviedo Filarmonia. … Gorgeous music, beautifully played." Graham Rickson, theartsdesk.com, (06 July 2013)

"Wolf-Ferrari's violin concerto contains simply everything a violinist could desire. With Wolf-Ferrari, you have the feeling that he is singing every second of the time. One brilliant melodic idea follows the other in all four movements of the violin concerto. It has enchantingly beautiful inspirations and an endless wealth of nuance, and is subtle in form and magnificently orchestrated as well." - Benjamin Schmid, violinist Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 26 by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2009-10 
Venue:  Auditorium Prindipe Felipe Oviedo 
Length: 35 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
Il campiello: Preludio by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Period: Romantic 
Written: 02/11/1936; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009-10 
Venue:  Auditorium Prindipe Felipe Oviedo 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3.
Le donne curiose: Ouverture by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Period: Romantic 
Written: 11/27/1903; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009-10 
Venue:  Auditorium Prindipe Felipe Oviedo 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
L'amore medico: Ouverture by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1913 
Date of Recording: 2009-10 
Venue:  Auditorium Prindipe Felipe Oviedo 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
5.
I quatro rusteghi: Intermezzo by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Period: Romantic 
Written: 03/19/1906; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009-10 
Venue:  Auditorium Prindipe Felipe Oviedo 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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