Korngold: Violin Concerto & String Sextet / Haveron, Wilson

Release Date: 3/27/2020
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 20135
Performer: Andrew Haveron
Conductor: John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Andrew Haveron and John Wilson deliver a fresh and intensely idiomatic reading of Korngold’s Violin Concerto, coupled with the formidable String Sextet. One of the most sought-after violinists of his generation and a laureate of some of the most prestigious international violin competitions, Andrew Haveron studied in London at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music. As a soloist, he has collaborated with conductors such as Jirí Belohlávek, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Roger Norrington, David Robertson, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and John Wilson, performing a broad range of well-known and less familiar concertos with many of the finest orchestras in the UK. In 1999 he was appointed first violinist of the internationally acclaimed Brodsky Quartet. In 2007 he was appointed leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He joined the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2012, has been the leader of The John Wilson Orchestra since its inception, and in 2013 took up his current post of concert master of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.


Violinist Andrew Haveron comes unusually close to the precise yet sentiment-filled Heifetz (the Violin Concerto's first player) sound ideal. His sheer endurance at the top of the violin's range in the slow movement is especially notable. Players from the Sinfonia of London are heard in the companion work, the teenage Korngold's String Sextet, Op. 10, a terrifically lush slice of prewar Vienna. A very fine Korngold release that should find a place on the shelves and hard drives of lovers of Korngold, film music, and the last, or at least penultimate, bloom of late Romanticism.

– AllMusic Guide (J. Manheim)

Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer: Andrew Haveron (Violin)
Conductor: John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; USA
2. Sextet for Strings in D major, Op. 10 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914 ; Vienna, Austria
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