1930s Violin Concertos
Canary Classics CC-12 (2 CDs)
Hartmann: Concerto funebre (20:19)
Sejong Soloists / Gil Shaham, violin
Since its launch in 2009, Gil Shaham’s exploration of ‘Violin Concertos of the 1930s’ has fostered a wealth of collaborations between the Avery Fisher Prize-winner and the foremost orchestras and conductors of three continents. Now the first installment of this monumental journey has finally been captured on disc. The double album presents Shaham in live accounts of five of the decade’s most compelling concertos, with works by Barber, Berg, Stravinsky, Britten and Hartmann.