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Korngold's Violin Concerto

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 22 May 2011

From the Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff, Stephen Johnson is joined by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Rumon Gamba & soloist Matthew Trusler for an in-depth look at Korngold's colourful post-war Violin Concerto. Having escaped the Anschluss in his native Vienna, Korngold finally settled in Hollywood in 1938 and began writing music for film scores such as "The Adventures of Robin Hood", which won him his second Oscar. Once the war was over, Korngold set about composing music for the concert platform once again, and this concerto was one of the first to be put before the public in a performance by Jascha Heifetz.

Music Played

3 items
  • Discovering Music: BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Korngold

    • Image for Erich Wolfgang Korngold

      Erich Wolfgang Korngold Concerto in D major Op.35 for violin and orchestra

      Conductor: Rumon GAMBA Performer: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

    • Image for Danny Elfman

      Danny Elfman The Simpsons - main theme

      Conductor: Rumon GAMBA Performer: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

    • Image for Erich Wolfgang Korngold

      Erich Wolfgang Korngold The Adventures of Robin Hood - symphonic suite

      Conductor: Rumon GAMBA Performer: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

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