David Mellor - Sunday 14 February 2016, 7pm

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Vilde Frang records Britten & Korngold Violin Concertos

06:14

David Mellor showcases a brilliant new recording of the Korngold Violin Concerto.

Tonight David Mellor features a stunning new release of the Violin Concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

It's played by the 29-year old Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang who has dreamed of recording the concerto along with the Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto for a long time. The Guardian described her sound as "superb – icy, fiery, whispered, ultra-rich – and her phrases pour out fearlessly, urgently."

Also in the programme, David will be exploring the music of the French Romantic composer Emmanuel Chabrier and the Argentinian tango maestro Astor Piazzolla.

 

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