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Waghalter: Violin Concerto, Rhapsody, Violin Sonata / Trynkos, Latso, Walker

Waghalter / Trynkos / Rpo / Walker
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572809   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ignatz Waghalterignatz waghalater
Performer:  Irmina TrynkosGiorgi Latso
Conductor:  Alexander Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

WAGHALTER Violin Concerto in A, op. 15. Rhapsodie for Violin and Orchestra, op. 9. Violin Sonata in f, op. 5. Idyll for Violin and Piano, op. 19b. Geständnis for Violin and Piano Irmina Trynkos (vn); Giorgi Latso (Giorgi Latsabidze) (pn); Alexander Walker, cond; Royal PO Read more class="BULLET12"> • NAXOS 8.572809 (59:33)



Waghalter’s 1911 violin concerto, op. 15, is new to almost all listeners at this point and it is absolutely amazing that this beautifully crafted major work could lie dormant for so many years. Some of the music that was premiered around the same time as the Waghalter’s concerto included: Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole, Stravinsky’s Petrushka, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Like some of the more romantic pieces mentioned here, Waghalter’s concerto has shimmering lyrical textures and sweeping melodies that Trynkos plays with abandon. She has wonderfully secure trills and she demonstrates them with great taste as well as virtuosity.


The Rhapsodie for Violin and Orchestra was written in 1906. The same year saw premieres of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony and Dinicu’s flamboyant Hora Staccato . Although the rhapsodie begins with a plaintive tune decorated with trills that diminish into the ether, a second theme comes in like a ray of bright sunlight that floods the entire landscape. This exultant theme eventually leads the listener to a happy ending in a soothing, peaceful place. Trynkos gets a full-blooded sound with exquisite overtones from her historic Stainer violin, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Walker plays both works with lush romantic sonorities. Trynkos and pianist Giorgi Latsabidze [Giorgi Latso] play the Sonata for Violin and Piano with all the passion that the piece calls for. Its Gypsy melody enchants the ears and fascinates the mind. The other two pieces, Idyll and Geständnis (Confession), are short and could well be used as encores. Idyll invites the listener to enjoy the beauty of its setting, while Geständnis would seem to involve the revelation of a white lie that might bring a couple closer together. Pianist and violinist play both these short pieces with a great deal of feeling for this composer and his music. The sound on this disc is clear and the balances are well equalized. I think this is a recording that belongs in every collection.


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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in A major, Op. 15 by Ignatz Waghalter
Performer:  Irmina Trynkos (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
2. Rhapsodie for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 9 by Ignatz Waghalter
Performer:  Irmina Trynkos (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor, Op. 5 by Ignatz Waghalter
Performer:  Giorgi Latso (Piano), Irmina Trynkos (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
4. Idyll, Op. 19b by Ignatz Waghalter
Performer:  Giorgi Latso (Piano), Irmina Trynkos (Violin)
5. Gestandnis by Ignatz Waghalter
Performer:  Giorgi Latso (Piano), Irmina Trynkos (Violin)

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 15: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 15: II. Andante sostenuto con molto espressivo
Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 15: III. Allegro con spirito - Allegro giocoso
Rhapsody, Op. 9
Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 5: I. Allegro appassionato
Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 5: II. Andante espressivo
Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 5: III. Con brio
Idyll, Op. 19b
Gestandnis (Confession)

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