This release from Daphne Records introduces Swedish-Canadian violinist Paul Waltman in his favourite repertoire. Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s breathtaking Violin Concerto, pioneered by Jascha Heifetz,is paired here for the very first time with his rarely heard Violin Sonata. Korngold was only fifteen years old when he started composing the Sonata which gives the listener an unique opportunity of comparing how, or if the composers’ style changed during the thirty years separating the two works. This CD also features another of the foremost champions of Korngold’s music, pianist Bengt Forsberg, who several times has appeared on Deutsche Grammophon’s label together with mezzo-soprano Anne Sophie von Otter. The recording of the Violin Concerto took place at a highly charged once-only live performance at Berwaldhallen, Stockholm. Joining Waltman was Sweden’s leading orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of upcoming Swedish conductor David Björkman.

1032 Waltman plays Korngold