• BIS2366 Katalognummer
  • 7318599923666 EAN
  • CD Format
  • 2018 Utgivelsesår

Hemsing, Eldbjørg (fiolin) | Wiener Symphoniker | Elts, Olari (dirigent)

Borgström, Hjalmar | Shostakovich, Dmitri



Hjalmar Borgström

Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 25 (1914)


Dmitri Shostakovich 

Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op. 77 (1947–48, rev. 1955)


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Eldbjørg Hemsing has been a household name in her native Norway since childhood and made her solo debut with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 11. During and after her studies in Vienna, she has absorbed repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Tan Dun, a composer she has collaborated with on several projects in both Europe and Asia.

The present disc marks Eldbjørg Hemsing’s first appearance on BIS, and is also her début CD. For the occasion she has chosen to highlight an all but forgotten work by a countryman, Hjalmar Borgström. Like Grieg in the preceding generation, and indeed like many Nordic composers in the late nineteenth century, Borgström went to Germany to study. However, in contrast to Grieg who returned from Germany firmly resolved to carve out an authentic, Norwegian idiom, Borgström came back a staunch proponent of new German symphonic music. His Violin Concerto in G major was first performed in 1914 as part of a celebration of the centenary of the Norwegian constitution, and the highly tuneful and expressive work was well received. It did not become established in the repertoire, however, and remained practically unknown for nearly a century. 

It is combined here with a work that is rather more central to the violin repertoire, Dmitri Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto. This was composed at a difficult time for the composer, whose music was denounced as ‘formalistic’ and ‘anti-democratic’ in the infamous so-called Zhdanov decree of 1948. As a result of the post-Stalin thaw the work could finally be premièred in 1955, and with David Oistrakh as its advocate it became instantly successful. Eldbjørg Hemsing is supported in this and in Borgström’s concerto by the eminent Wiener Symphoniker conducted by Olari Elts.


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This relative tranquility has allowed us to take out and finish old projects, like the knitting of a sweater perhaps, or how about finally completing and releasing a recording? Recordings of two towering works of the string quartet literature have been waiting for this opportunity to emerge. Now they are here. 

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