Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Erik Heide (violin)
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Dima Slobodeniouk
That this is one the finest viola concertos ever penned I have not the slightest doubt, and it is thrown off with dazzling virtuosity by Tomter and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra — Gramophone Magazine
The solo concertos for violin and viola are works that combine Holmboe’s own purist Nordic style with a huge declaration of love for the wild and dancing eastern European folk music.
Holmboe’s Concerto for Orchestra (composed in his youth in1929) has never been performed before and all three works are world premiere recordings.
Holmboe, Vagn (1909-96)
Holmboe: Concerto for Orchestra
Holmboe: Concerto for Viola, Op. 189
Holmboe: Concerto for Violin No. 2, Op. 139