This recording features a new Holmboe world premiere with another first-class Scandinavian orchestra and two first class Nordic string soloists: Lars Anders Tomter and Swedish Erik Heide.
Vagn Holmboe’s solo concertos for violin and viola are works that combine the composer’s own purist Nordic style with a huge declaration of love for the wild, dancing eastern European folk music that captivated him throughout his life. This recording also offers Holmboe’s youth work Concerto for Orchestra from 1929, which has never even been performed before.
|1.||Concerto for Viola, Op. 189: I Allegro moderato, ma con forza||7:21|
|2.||Concerto for Viola, Op. 189: II. Allegro - Andante - Vivace||13:58|
|3.||Concerto for Orchestra: Allegretto molto pesante||13:11|
|4.||Concerto for Violin No. 2, Op. 139: I. Allegro - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I||11:46|
|5.||Concerto for Violin No. 2, Op. 139: II. Adagio affettuoso - Allegro molto||12:58|
Original Release Date: April 30, 2013