Richard Bratby

From bad joke to 21st-century classic: the best recordings of Korngold’s Violin Concerto

The newfound popularity of this lovely and loveable work proves concert repertoire — supposedly so inflexible — can and does evolve

The 1947 première of Erich Korngold's Violin Concerto was panned by critics and the composer died, broken, in 1957. Photo: Historia / Shutterstock

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