Classical Album of the Week
This week’s Classical Album features the young, Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang casting her glance, and her eminent playing, into the musical universe of Mozart.
Following the success of her albums of Romantic and Late Romantic repertoire, Vilde Frang has recorded Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 1 and 5 ‘Turkish’ and the Sinfonia Concertante K364, enabling music lovers to hear the Norwegian violinist perform Classical repertoire on a proper recording for the first time.
The impetus for this album was a 2012 orchestral tour of Asia conducted by Jonathan Cohen in which Vilde performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. The vibrancy of their musical collaboration was something both artists were keen to repeat and commit to tape.
Jonathan Cohen’s chamber orchestra, Arcangelo, proved the ideal partner, joined by violist Maxim Rysanov in the Sinfonia Concertante.
Born in Norway in 1986, Vilde Frang has established herself as one of the leading violinists of her generation.
She is constantly in demand for her musicianship and virtuosity, also noted for her thoughtful interpretations and natural sense of style.
Since her appearance with Mariss Jansons and the Oslo Philharmonic when she was twelve years old, her career has developed organically and on her own terms. She has appeared on the world’s leading concert stages with the most prestigious orchestras, and under the batons of the most admired conductors.
Enjoy Mozart, Frang, Cohen, Rysanov og Arcangelo on this week’s classical album.
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