Written in 1945, Korngold's romantic, joyful violin concerto has some of the same romp and lyricism as his famous Oscar-winning cinematic music to Robin Hood. He was already an established classical composer before traveling to the United States for the first time in 1934 at the urging of Max Reinhardt to assist in the film, Midsummer Night's Dream. A young student of Zemlinksy and supported by Mahler, Korngold had already composed a piano sontata, incidental music to another Shakespearean play (Much Ado About Nothing), a piano concerto for the left hand, and several operas, and the movie project primed him to an alternative career. He returned to Vienna to conduct opera, but in 1938 quickly returned to Hollywood, with many other Jews fleeing Nazi Germany and Austria. Before his death in 1957, he picked up his classical pen again to compose a cello concerto, a symphony, and other works. Goldmark is a less familiar composer of an earlier generation that moved from classical to romantic styles. His Violin Concerto of 1877 is in the tradition of Mendelssohn, sometimes meditative, sometimes rhapsodic. The violinist of these excellent recordings is Vera Tsu, born in Shang-Hai and educated at Julliard, who is in mid career as soloist and symphony member. Yu Long, also from Shang-Hai, ably leads the Razumovsky Sinfonia of Slovenia. The album is a fine pairing of concerti, linked by ethnicity and region and affording musical generational contrasts: over an hour listening of interesting, satisfying music at a bargain price.