OUT NOW | Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing’s New CD: ‘Borgström & Shostakovich Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

BIS Records has announced the release of Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing‘s new album: 'Borgström & Shostakovich: Violin Concertos'

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Eldbjørg Hemsing

BIS Records has announced the release of Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing‘s new album: Borgström & Shostakovich: Violin Concertos.

Recorded with conductor Olari Elts and the Vienna Symphony, the disc features Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor – coupled with the 20th Century Norwegian composer Hjalmar Borgström’s Violin Concerto in G Major.

 

 

“Contrasts have always been a great fascination for me …” the 28-year-old virtuoso has told The Violin Channel.

“I really wanted to record Shostakovich’s iconic first violin concerto … but I also really wanted to pair it with something very different – and something close to my roots and to the rich cultural heritage of Norway … ” she has said.

“I am on something of a mission to try and re-introduce and create curiosity about Hjalmar Borgström (1864-1925) and his music … a composer most people probably haven’t even heard of before.”

Track previews available now on Amazon and iTunes:

Borgström & Shostakovich: Violin Concertos |CD|

Eldbjørg Hemsing, Violin

Olari Elts, Conductor

Wiener Symphoniker

Release Date: April 27, 2018

BIS

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