Glazunov & Schoeck: Works for violin and orchestra

The brilliant young violinist Chloë Hanslip has recorded another volume of Hyperion’s Romantic Violin Concerto series, and displays her usual insouciant virtuosity and obvious delight in the music.

Glazunov’s Violin Concerto, written for Leopold Auer, is a masterpiece of violin writing, including a brilliantly effective cadenza by the composer himself. As Hans Keller wrote, ‘Glazunov created an almost perfect concerto—instrumentally, the best I know amongst pianists’ violin concertos’.

Swiss composer Othmar Schoek is probably best known for his Lieder. His Concerto quasi una fantasia in B flat major, Op 21, for violin and full orchestra is his most substantial concert work. The lyric passion and attractiveness of the work’s ideas earn it a distinguished place among the violin concertos of the immediate pre-World War I period.

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‘Schoeck's Concerto is, indeed, highly romantic but in a subtle, refined way … Hanslip gives a most convincing performance; her unobtrusive musicianship, with subtle variations in tone to match t ...
‘Glazunov's once extremely popular Violin Concerto should delight. Here full-blooded lyricism meets virtuoso delirious high spirits’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘A spry, tenderly phrased performance of Glazunov's delightful concerto launches the first part of Chloë Hanslip's impressively played programme, with the addition of two exquisite miniatures … H ...