BOMSORI & RAFAŁ BLECHACZ
Release: 25 January 2019
Bomsori Kim and Rafał Blechacz present their first recording as new duo partners with works by Fauré, Debussy, Chopin and Szymanowski.
New duo partners decided to explore French and Polish repertoire on their first album together, showcasing the enthralling combination of Blechacz’s structural vision and Bomsori's lyrical music-making.
BOMSORI KIM & WARSAW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Jacek KASPSZYK - conductor
Henryk Wieniawski - Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22
Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77
Recording Producers: Andrzej SASIN, Aleksandra NAGÓRKO
Premiere: 27 October 2017
This exciting collaboration marks Bomsori's recording debut, in which the fiendish virtuosity of Wieniawski’s Romantic Violin Concerto No. 2
is coupled with Shostakovich’s searingly intense Violin Concerto No. 1
in A Minor.
Although nearly 100 years apart, both concertos presented on this album had their premieres in Saint Petersburg. Saint Petersburg is also the city in which Henryk Wieniawski held the post of soloist at the Tsar’s court, as well as the birthplace of Dmitri Shostakovich and where he spent most of his life.