HERMANN GRÄDENER (1844-1929): Violin Concertos No. 1 in D, Op. 22 and No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 41.
Catalogue Number: 11V004
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0528
Description: The conductor of this recording discovered German-born, Vienna-based Grädener’s scores in the second-hand section of a Viennese music-shop many years ago. They prove to be 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.