JAN VÁCLAV KALLIWODA (1801-1866): Violin Concertinos No. 1 in E, Op. 15 and No. 5 in A Minor, Op. 133, Overtures No. 3 in C, Op. 55, No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 101 and No. 10 in F Minor, Op. 142.
Catalogue Number: 07R003
Reference: 777 692-2
Description: After five years, cpo springs a surprise with a further Kalliwoda excursion, beyond the symphonies: the two Concertinos date from 1828 and 1844, the first 22 minutes long and the second only 16 (in one movement but four sections) and their early Romanticism is allied with a late Classical virtuosic style sure to please collectors of this historical period. The overtures, ranging from 4:31 to 7:47, come from 1834, 1838 and 1841 and the latest of them has a lot of Mendelssohn in it while the others are like Kalliwoda’s symphonies - original, no echoes of Beethoven or anyone else in particular but easily dated to early Romanticism. There’s plenty where this came from. Dare we hope for more? Ariadne Daskalakis (violin), Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens.