Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No.1
Korngold Violin Concerto
From Bernstein's Fancy Free: Suite
‘Breathtakingly wonderful!’ This is how American reviewers described Simone Lamsma's performance of Korngold's Violin Concerto. In the magical hands of Liss and Lamsma, this Violin Concerto becomes a heavenly rendition of the Jewish composer who had to flee from the Nazis and who became the founding father of the sound of Hollywood. Conductor Willem Mengelberg rightfully called the American-Austrian Korngold ‘a musician who has fallen from heaven’. This same Mengelberg commissioned Kodály to write the colourful Peacock Variations. Colour can also be found in Bernstein's Fancy Free, which perfectly fits in that other ‘showbiz’ heaven of the USA: the glitz and glamour of Broadway.