“None of these pieces are completely part of the mainstream repertoire, yet they all deserve to be,” says violinist Augustin Hadelich in a Strings feature about the repertoire on his new album, Bohemian Tales, released today on Warner Classics. “They are examples of incredibly expressive, emotional music that wears its heart on its sleeve.”
In this video, Hadelich plays the Fritz Kreisler arrangement of Dvorak’s Humoresque with pianist Charles Owen. Perhaps in watching it, you, like Hadelich, will get “carried away by the spirit of this folk music.”
The album also includes the Dvorak Concerto with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Jakub Hrůša, Janáček’s Violin Sonata, and Josef Suk’s Four Pieces.