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Born only two years earlier than Webern and successful as a conductor in Berlin, Ignatz Waghalter built on the tradition of Schumann and Brahms rather than seeking revolutionary innovation. The inspiring melodic and rhythmic invention of his 1911 Violin Concerto led a contemporary reviewer to recommend that ‘violinists should take it up without hesitation!’, while the earlier Violin Sonata won the coveted Mendelssohn Prize in 1902.
A milestone in violinist Irmina Trynkos’ ‘Waghalter Project’, this release brings to light one of the most unjustly forgotten musicians of interwar Europe.
Ignatz Waghalter: Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 15