VILDE FRANG

Official website of violinist Vilde Frang.

HOMAGE

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»So viele musikalische Schmankerl auf einem Haufen hört man nicht oft. Da kann man nur sagen: Zugabe!« (hr2 kultur)

»Vilde Frang zeigt auf dieser CD, wie groß ihre Spannbreite ist, wie zart, doch auch wie wild sie sein kann.« (NDR Kultur)

»Indem sie diese Stücke wieder erklingen lässt, erweist Vilde Frang ihren Vorgängern eine herzliche Reverenz. Selbstverständlich unternimmt sie dabei keine Stilkopie ... Sie spielt vielmehr in ihrer ganz eigenen, erfrischenden Art und trifft dabei haargenau den passenden Stil ...« (Fono Forum, März 2018)

 

KORNGOLD & BRITTEN: VIOLIN CONCERTOS

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“A bold coupling, superbly executed.”
SUNDAY TIMES

“Her sound is superb – icy, fiery, whispered, ultra-rich – and her phrases pour out fearlessly, urgently. It’s a fresh and convincing performance.”
THE GUARDIAN

“A hugely impressive recording, Vilde Frang’s brilliant control and dramatic intensity as assured in the lush themes of Korngold’s Concerto as in the technical extremes of Britten’s.”
GRAMOPHONE

“[In the Britten] She reveals the work’s purposeful, steely form yet produces sounds that are as beguiling as her technique is astonishing [...] There has been no shortage of champions of this work in recent years but this surely deserves a place at the top of the list.”
THE STRAD

 

MOZART: VIOLIN CONCERTOS 1 & 5 SINFONIA CONCERTANTE

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“Some of the very best versions of Mozart's timeless masterpieces”
Classic FM MAGAZINE

“Frang always stays lithe, clean and nimble. So does her lively accompanying British ensemble, Jonathan Cohen's Arcangelo [...] If you want your Mozart honest and durable, without fancy frills, look no further”
THE TIMES

“The First Concerto is immediately captivating: light, energetic and brightly coloured [...] Compelling listening throughout, with button-bright sound”
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

“Vilde Frang forms a dream team with Ukrainian viola player Maxim Rysanov [...] The results are fresh and invigorating”
THE SUNDAY TIMES

“The vitality and sense of freedom she brings to later music is preserved in Mozart; she adopts an airy, graceful style, confining any intense sostenuto to especially expressive moments […] This, along with imagining in detail how to bring out the individuality of each phrase, results in performances that compel the attention and, in the quicker movements, expose all the wit of Mozart's youthful imagination”
GRAMOPHONE

 
 

NIELSEN & TCHAIKOVSKY: VIOLIN CONCERTOS

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“The prodigious Norwegian Vilde Frang lights up the underplayed Nielsen like a burst of Aurora borealis. The Danish national orchestra with Elvind Gullberg Jensen add all the right colours to the backdrop; it is hard to recall hearing the work more aptly performed”
NORMAN LEBRECHT

“Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang showcases more of her striking imagination and fastidious care on this new release... For a yardstick on Frang's musical intellect, try her cadenzas. They seem to contain a world of philosophy and fortitude and are delivered with unfailing spaciousness and poise”
BBC ONLINE

“Tchaikovsky, a warhorse concerto if there ever was one, [is] ridden here with such a beguilingly fresh, personal and poetic touch that we seem to be hearing the work for the first time. Frang shows her mettle as soon as she touches Tchaikovsky's first principal theme, inflected with dynamic clips and weavings guaranteed to make any listener sit up”
THE TIMES

“Die junge norwegische Geigerin Vilde Frang engagiert sich gleichermaßen für beide Werke, geigerisch enorm souverän, risikobereit und eigenwillig expressiv”
DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTENPREIS 2012

 

BARTOK/STRAUSS/GRIEG: VIOLIN SONATAS

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“Ganz große Violinkunst”
Stuttgarter Zeitung

“A Spectacularly fine disc of unhackeneyed repertoire in richly espressive performances”
International Record Review

“Hier präsentiert sich ein grandioses Duo, das die lebensbejahende wie hochdramatische Intensität bestechend mit Dramatik zu füllen weiss”
Ensemble

“Another outstanding disc from Frang, who makes even the most well-worn phrases sound as though they have just arrived freshly minted from the composer's creative workshop”
Classical FM Magazine "Editor's choice"

 

PROKOFIEV & SIBELIUS: VIOLIN CONCERTOS

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“A bright future beckons for Vilde Frang with this impressive debut”
Gramophone

“An unusually searching interpreter of the Sibelius concerto; rarely has this music sounded so tender, so intimate or so lyrical”
Financial Times

“Frang heralds one one of the freshest and most vital accounts of this frequently recorded work in recent years”
BBC Online

“What makes this recording so special is not so much Frang's seductive, sinewy yet voluptous tone, nor her effortless technical mastery; it is her startling emotional sincerity and inspired musical imagination that rivet the attention”
The Strad