Wellesz: Violin Concerto; Prosperos Beschwörungen

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Composer(s):
Wellesz
Works:
Violin Concerto; Prosperos Beschwörungen
Performer:
Andrea Duka Löwenstein (violin); Vienna RSO/Gerd Albrecht
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue Number:
C 478 981 A
Performance:
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Sound:
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5
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Nearly 30 years, and a creative silence, separate the ‘five symphonic pieces’ Prosperos Beschwörungen (1934-5) and the Violin Concerto (1961) of Egon Wellesz, whose career as an Oxford don specialising in Byzantine chant has for too long eclipsed his parallel life as a composer, Schoenberg-trained and Mahler-influenced. Both are powerful works, well worth investigating. Antony Bye
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