Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
01 May 2013
Classical Music Magazine
A valuable collection of three very different, inventive works from the maverick Danish master, this begins in a knock-your-socks-off fashion with the arresting opening of the viola concerto
, played with a winning mix of glorious tone and swagger. The second violin concerto
is a little more elusive, but no less rewarding; and the disc sees not only the premiere recording but also the premiere performance of the 19-year-old Holmboe's Concerto for Orchestra.