GRAMOLA, 1 CD
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Austrian star violinist Benjamin Schmid has a great reputation for his extraordinary broad repertoire, which besides lesser known works for violin also includes the jazz genre. In cooperation with the Pannonic Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Tibor Boganyi, Schmid now releases a recording of both violin concertos by Bela Bartok. Written in 1908, the first concerto Op. posth. Sz 36 remained lost due to his unfortunate admiration of and the handing over of the manuscript to a violinist until late after Bartoks death, and only was published in 1956. The violin concerto No. 2 Sz 112 was composed in 1937/38 and should become the last completed solo concerto before Bartok's emigration to the United States. Here, the listener can from listening alone hardly tell that in addition to the typical «Hungarian» melodies, twelve-tone motives and even quarter tones can be found in the solo part.
Benjamin Schmid was born in Vienna and grew up in Salzburg. Among other competitions, he won the Carl Flesch Competition in London 1992, where he was also awarded the Mozart-, the Beethoven and the Audience Prize. Since then he has performed on the world's major stages with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Benjamin Schmid has recorded about 50 CDs, which have received various awards such as the German Record Prize (several times for Classic and Jazz), the Echo Klassik Prize, the Gramophone Editor's Choice and the Strad Selection. He performs in about 80 concerts a year worldwide, is professor of violin at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and gives masterclasses in Berne, Switzerland and throughout the world.
Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
The Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra (Pannon Filharmonikusok) has celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2011. The founding concert of the then Zenemuvész Társaság (Musical Company) had been performed on December 9, 1811 conducted by the founder Mr. Georg Lickl (Lickl György). Since 2011 the orchestra's Chief Conductor is Tibor Bogányi.
In 2003 the orchestra set the goal of a professional renewal and by 2010 it became one of the leading musical orchestras of Hungary. The orchestra performed successful concerts among others in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Great Britain, the United States and Canada, its guest musicians and conductors represent the international musical elite.
|1||Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 1 op. po…|
|1||I Andante sostenuto||8:51||1.59€|
|2||II Allegro giocoso||12:14||2.39€|
|Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 2 Sz 112|
|3||I Allegro non troppo||15:40||3.19€|
|4||II Andante tranquillo||9:22||1.59€|
|5||III Allegro molto||11:11||2.39€|