Oehms Classics has today announced the re-release of Austrian-born violinist Benjamin Schmid’s 2004 album: Korngold: Violin Concerto Op. 35.
Recorded with conductor Seiji Ozawa and Vienna Philharmonic live from the opening night of the 2004 Salzburg Festival, the disc features Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major – coupled with Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite and Suite for 2 Violins, Cello & Piano.
“Believe it or not, this completely unedited live recording of the Korngold Concerto was actually the first time the Vienna Philharmonic had ever performed the piece … ” Benjamin has told The Violin Channel.
“My Viennese and American background brought me into Korngold’s magical world … and I would estimate I have performed this piece almost hundred times since this memorable concert …” he has said.
“I hope the listeners can feel the excitement of the live environment … and enjoy this special moment in time with the great Seiji Ozawa.”
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (Live) |CD|
Benjamin Scmid, violin
Release Date: June 15, 2018