Alexander Gilman, Violin
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
Perry So, Dirigent
On his new CD issued by Oehms Classics, Alexander Gilman dedicates himself to two grandiose violin concertos composed within six years of each other: Barber’s Concerto, Op. 14 (1939) and Korngold’s Concerto, Op. 35 (1945).
Korngold processed themes for his film music from the his Concerto written in Europe before arriving in Hollywood , Barber set the yardstick especially high for the soloist in the third movement of his Concerto. Alexander Gilman and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, however, do not seem to have any difficulties with it.
The CD programme is completed by the Carmen Fantasie by Franz Waxman (originally from the film Humoresque) and the famous main theme from the film Schindler’s List by John Williams.
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 14
1. Allegro 11:21
2. Andante 09:17
3. Presto in moto perpetuo 03:46
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D-Major, op. 35
4. Moderato nobile 09:44
5. Romance – Andante 08:55
6. Finale – Allegro assai vivace 07:44
Franz Waxman (1906-1967)
7. The Carmen Fantasie for Violin and Orchestra
Based on Themes from the Opera of Georges Bizet 11:29
John Williams (*1937)
8. Theme from Schindler’s List for Violin and Orchestra 05:36