This week, the newly released Naxos recording of Ignatz Waghalter’s Violin repertoire entered the Top 20 Specialist Classical Music Chart at no. 16. Performed by virtuoso violinist Irmina Trynkos, pianist Giorgi Latsabidze, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Walker, the CD features Waghalter’s Violin Concerto in A major, Op.15 and Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra, Op.9 as well as the Violin Sonata Op.5 and two encore pieces for violin and piano: Idyll, Op.19b and Geständnis. The Violin Concerto Op.15 was also played on BBC Radio 3’s Breakfast Show this morning.
Having been a hugely celebrated and respected composer during his lifetime in Berlin, Ignatz Waghalter died in relative obscurity in 1949. His rich, Romantic works were forgotten in favour of the more popular avant-garde movement. With the increasing success of the Waghalter Project, however, they are rapidly becoming recognised and appreciated once more for their timeless appeal.
The CD of Ignatz Waghalter’s violin repertoire can be purchased online here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waghalter-Rhapsodie-Latsabidze-Philharmonic-Orchestra/dp/B00925T9Z6
Don’t miss out on your chance to win two tickets to the Waghalter Project concert at Cadogan Hall, one of London’s finest venues, on the 14th November. To find out more, please visit the MDT website here.