For the Record, Op. 91: Fabiola Kim's '1939'

August 15, 2019, 9:27 PM · Welcome to "For the Record,"'s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Fabiola Kim
Violinist Fabiola Kim.

Fabiola Kim, violin
Munich Symphony Orchestra, Kevin John Edusei conducting

The year 1939 saw Europe on the eve of a second world war -- some did not want to believe it would happen, some guessed it, and some were fatalistic or even euphoric. On this album, violinist Fabiola Kim performs three violin concertos all composed in that year -- by Béla Bartók, Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Sir William Walton. Born into a musical family, Kim has a special relationship with The Juilliard School, where her parents first met as students. She herself earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Juilliard, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes. Her former teachers and mentors include Kyung Wha Chung, Namyun Kim and Choongjin Chang. She also studied at the Colburn School with Robert Lipsett and is currently a faculty member at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. BELOW: Preview of Fabiola Kim's new album 1939:

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August 16, 2019 at 11:24 AM · This review and explanatory video are intriguing. Grouping these three compositions is an intellectual and emotional hit in a good way. Thanks for the review.

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