Hermann GRÄDENER: Orchestral Music, Volume One

Catalogue No: TOCC0528
EAN/UPC: 5060113445285
Release Date: 2019-11-01
Composer: Herman Grädener
Artists: Gottfried Rabl, Karen Bentley Pollick, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

The German-born, Vienna-based Hermann Grädener (1844–1929) is yet another composer whose music, esteemed in its own time, has since slipped between the floorboards of history. Yet this first recording of his two violin concertos – substantial works both, downstream from Brahms, and with a hint of Sibelius – prove him to have been one of the more important Romantics, with a strong sense of drama, a sure hand for musical architecture and a natural flair for extended melody.

Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Gottfried Rabl, conductor

Listen To This Recording:

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 22 (1890)

  1. I Allegro moderato
  2. II Larghetto
  3. III Finale: Allegro non tanto
  4. Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 41 (1905)

  5. I Allegro non troppo
  6. II Andante
  7. III Finale: Rondo capriccioso



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