Bologne: Violin Concertos, Opp. 2 and 7 – Fumika Mohri, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Halász

June 9, 2023, 9:00 am

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Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, possessed a panoply of talents – leading swordsman, athlete, virtuoso violinist, composer, and musical director – so it is not surprising that by the standards of his age he was not especially prolific. Nevertheless, Bologne’s violin concertos demonstrate a gift for writing attractive and engaging music as well as a virtuoso technique with which to dazzle audiences, not least in his own performances. Published in pairs, the concertos recorded here show his originality of expression, his command of structure, and a bravura exploitation of the violin’s higher register.