Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Bomsori|Violin on Stage

Violin on Stage

Bomsori, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Giancarlo Guerrero

Digital booklet

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

It doesn't always follow that serial international competition winners go on to make either recordings or careers that win over the “real world” critics. However Bomsori Kim has done so. Regarding the latter, her concert calendar is full of invitations to prestigious festivals and halls, concerto appearances with major orchestras and conductors, and chamber collaborations with other young names who are fast making names for themselves. As for recordings, there was her well-received 2017 debut album on Warner, imaginatively pairing Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 (Kim having carried off no less than eleven prizes at the 2016 Wieniawski Competition) with Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1. Then came her strong 2019 debut on Deutsche Grammophon, partnering with pianist pianist Rafał Blechacz for Violin Sonatas by Fauré, Debussy and Szymanowski. So the stage was fully set for her orchestral debut on DG to be an impactful one.

Now that it's here, “Violin on Stage” is certainly impactful in certain regards. A programme of works written for or inspired by opera or ballet, it further cements Kim's affinity for Poland's music and musicians, both by her partners being the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic under Giancarlo Guerrero, and by its being topped and tailed by more Wieniawski – culminating in his 17 and a half minute showpiece, the Fantasia on Themes from Gounod's “Faust” . The album equally cements the impression of her as an immensely lyrical violinist with a clean, sweetly singing sound which dances with balletic suppleness; indeed if any violinist's sound were a perfect fit for a programme evoking the worlds of ballet and opera then it's Kim's, and her playing confirms that in spadefuls, whether it's her elegantly fiery, twinkle-toed rendition of Waxman's Carmen-Fantasie, or the sweetly melancholic, singing romance she brings to Gluck's Dance of the Blessed Spirits, appearing here in a new transcription for violin and orchestra. Which brings me to the programme's final theme, of following in the footsteps of the likes of Heifetz and Milstein in championing the culture of virtuoso violin transcriptions of popular works – and the Pas de deux from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker is also heard in a new transcription.

So lots of positives. Yet overall, I can't help but feel that this programme hasn't quite done Kim justice. In attractively frothy, easy listening terms it's a winner, and there's nothing wrong in principle in skipping the main course to head straight for the Chantilly. It's also very welcome to have a violinist so clearly dedicated to championing Wieniawski's often-overlooked, highly virtuosic music. But ultimately she made a far stronger case for taking Wieniawski seriously on that aforementioned Warner debut. Plus, there's very little real emotional or stylistic contrast to be heard across this programme's succession of crowd-pleasing shorts. Or sense of surprise. Even massively-recorded pieces such as the Massenet Méditation will pack a punch when cleverly programmed, but here it merely blends in. Consequently, while “Violin on Stage” amply displays all Kim's elegance, charm and technique, I'm already crossing fingers that her next orchestral foray with DG might be more clearly reflective of her concert diary rather than of playlist culture, and give her the chance to properly display her interpretative and creative programming mettle. In the meantime though, this is at least very stylishly done. © Charlotte Gardner/Qobuz

More info

Violin on Stage

Bomsori

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

Polonaise de concert, Op. 4 (Orch. Kornowicz) (Henryk Wieniawski)

1
Polonaise de concert, Op. 4 (Orch. Kornowicz)
00:05:47

Bomsori, Violin, - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Henryk Wieniawski, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

The Nutcracker, Op. 71, TH 14 (Pyotr Illitch Tchaïkovski)

2
Pas de deux (Arr. Rot for Violin and Orchestra)
00:05:10

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Carmen Fantasie (Franz Waxman)

3
Carmen Fantasie
00:10:49

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Franz Waxman, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 (Christoph Willibald von Gluck)

4
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Arr. Rot for Violin and Orchestra)
00:03:30

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Christoph Willibald Gluck, Composer - Raniero da Calzabigi, Author

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Thaïs (Jules Massenet)

5
Méditation
00:05:28

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Jules Massenet, Composer - Anatole France, Author, Original Text Author - Louis Marie Alexandre Gallet, Author

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op. 28, R. 188 (Camille Saint-Saëns)

6
I. Introduction
00:01:32

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Camille Saint-Saëns, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
II. Rondo capriccioso
00:07:44

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Camille Saint-Saëns, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Samson et Dalila, Op. 47, R. 288 (Camille Saint-Saëns)

8
Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Arr. Rot for Violin and Orchestra)
00:07:09

- Ferdinand Lemaire, Author

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Légende, Op. 17 (Henryk Wieniawski)

9
Légende, Op. 17
00:07:41

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Henryk Wieniawski, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Fantasia on Themes from Gounod's 'Faust', Op. 20 (Henryk Wieniawski)

10
I. Allegro moderato
00:03:20

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Henryk Wieniawski, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

11
II. Andante non troppo
00:03:09

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Henryk Wieniawski, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
III. Allegro agitato non troppo
00:02:19

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Henryk Wieniawski, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

13
IV. Moderato
00:05:05

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Henryk Wieniawski, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

14
V. Tempo di Valse: Allegro non troppo
00:03:27

Bomsori, Violin - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic - Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor - Henryk Wieniawski, Composer

℗ 2021 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

It doesn't always follow that serial international competition winners go on to make either recordings or careers that win over the “real world” critics. However Bomsori Kim has done so. Regarding the latter, her concert calendar is full of invitations to prestigious festivals and halls, concerto appearances with major orchestras and conductors, and chamber collaborations with other young names who are fast making names for themselves. As for recordings, there was her well-received 2017 debut album on Warner, imaginatively pairing Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 (Kim having carried off no less than eleven prizes at the 2016 Wieniawski Competition) with Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1. Then came her strong 2019 debut on Deutsche Grammophon, partnering with pianist pianist Rafał Blechacz for Violin Sonatas by Fauré, Debussy and Szymanowski. So the stage was fully set for her orchestral debut on DG to be an impactful one.

Now that it's here, “Violin on Stage” is certainly impactful in certain regards. A programme of works written for or inspired by opera or ballet, it further cements Kim's affinity for Poland's music and musicians, both by her partners being the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic under Giancarlo Guerrero, and by its being topped and tailed by more Wieniawski – culminating in his 17 and a half minute showpiece, the Fantasia on Themes from Gounod's “Faust” . The album equally cements the impression of her as an immensely lyrical violinist with a clean, sweetly singing sound which dances with balletic suppleness; indeed if any violinist's sound were a perfect fit for a programme evoking the worlds of ballet and opera then it's Kim's, and her playing confirms that in spadefuls, whether it's her elegantly fiery, twinkle-toed rendition of Waxman's Carmen-Fantasie, or the sweetly melancholic, singing romance she brings to Gluck's Dance of the Blessed Spirits, appearing here in a new transcription for violin and orchestra. Which brings me to the programme's final theme, of following in the footsteps of the likes of Heifetz and Milstein in championing the culture of virtuoso violin transcriptions of popular works – and the Pas de deux from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker is also heard in a new transcription.

So lots of positives. Yet overall, I can't help but feel that this programme hasn't quite done Kim justice. In attractively frothy, easy listening terms it's a winner, and there's nothing wrong in principle in skipping the main course to head straight for the Chantilly. It's also very welcome to have a violinist so clearly dedicated to championing Wieniawski's often-overlooked, highly virtuosic music. But ultimately she made a far stronger case for taking Wieniawski seriously on that aforementioned Warner debut. Plus, there's very little real emotional or stylistic contrast to be heard across this programme's succession of crowd-pleasing shorts. Or sense of surprise. Even massively-recorded pieces such as the Massenet Méditation will pack a punch when cleverly programmed, but here it merely blends in. Consequently, while “Violin on Stage” amply displays all Kim's elegance, charm and technique, I'm already crossing fingers that her next orchestral foray with DG might be more clearly reflective of her concert diary rather than of playlist culture, and give her the chance to properly display her interpretative and creative programming mettle. In the meantime though, this is at least very stylishly done. © Charlotte Gardner/Qobuz

Details of original recording : Recorded : 12/2020, National Forum of Music, Main Hall, Wrocław (Poland)

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Cinema

Ludovico Einaudi

Cinema Ludovico Einaudi

Chopin: 10 Mazurkas

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

Chopin: 10 Mazurkas Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

Born To Die

Lana Del Rey

Born To Die Lana Del Rey
More on Qobuz
By Bomsori

Liszt: Consolations, S. 172: No. 3 Lento placido in D Flat Major (Transcr. Milstein for Violin and Piano)

Bomsori

Liszt: Consolations, S. 172: No. 3 Lento placido in D Flat Major (Transcr. Milstein for Violin and Piano)

Bomsori

Violin on Stage

Bomsori

Violin on Stage Bomsori

Playlists

You may also like...

BACH: The Art of Life

Daniil Trifonov

BACH: The Art of Life Daniil Trifonov

Schubert: Winterreise

Mark Padmore

Schubert: Winterreise Mark Padmore

Souvenirs d'Italie

Maurice Steger

Souvenirs d'Italie Maurice Steger

Exiles

Max Richter

Exiles Max Richter

some kind of peace

Ólafur Arnalds

some kind of peace Ólafur Arnalds
In your panoramas...
Steve Reich in 10 Works

Steve Reich belongs to that very small circle of composers who can claim to have changed the face of contemporary music over the last fifty years. Qobuz presents a selection of ten of the most important works from his catalogue.

10 Versions of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

As a proper manifesto of French romanticism, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique marked the 19th century as much as Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring impacted the 20th. Composed in Paris − which at the time was a global crucible for artistic creation − these two masterpieces catapulted musical language into another dimension. On December 5th, 1830 the revolutionary work of 27-year-old Hector Berlioz deeply moved the musicians present in the small room of the old academy of music, among whom were Meyerbeer and Liszt, who were impressed by the extraordinary audacity of this piece presented just three years after Beethoven’s death.

Max Richter, Neo-classical Activist

With the release of his new album Exile, a reflection on exile with the Baltic Sea Orchestra, the iconoclast and prolific pioneer of the neo-classical movement confirms his status as one of the most ideologically committed artists out there. Melding classical and electronic music, physical and emotional worlds, he produces instrumental works of rare evocative power.

In the news...