Waghalter: Violin Concerto (Rhapsodie/ Violin Sonata/ Idyll) (Irmina Trynkos/ Giorgi Latsabidze/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Alexander Walker) (Naxos: 8.572809)
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Born only two years earlier than Webern and successful as a conductor in Berlin, Ignatz Waghalter built on the tradition of Schumann and Brahms rather than seeking revolutionary innovation. The inspiring melodic and rhythmic invention of his 1911 Violin Concerto led a contemporary reviewer to recommend that 'violinists should take it up without hesitation!', while the earlier Violin Sonata won the coveted Mendelssohn Prize in 1902. A milestone in violinist Irmina Trynkos' 'Waghalter Project' (www.waghalterproject.com), this release brings to light one of the most unjustly forgotten musicians of interwar Europe.
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