Erich Wolfgang Korngold was a child prodigy (his musical talent was compared to that of the young Mozart). His early works are written in the tradition of Mahler and Richard Strauss, later he emigrated to America and became one of Hollywood’s most successful film music composers. Korngold’s Violin Concerto is a fascinating and eclectic showpiece, exquisite Mahlerian harmonies alternate with Hollywood sentiment, the violin indulging in soaring melodies and exuberant virtuosic display. The Violin Sonata was written 30 years before the concerto, the 16-year old composer firmly rooted in Late Romantic hyper activity and expression. A stunning new recording by young Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti, who already recorded extensively for Brilliant Classics: Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas and Brahms Violin Sonatas with pianist Klára Würtz, the Ysaye Solo Sonatas, the Bach Sonatas & Partitas and Paganini’s Violin Concertos 1 and 2.