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