I heard a clip from the Violin Concerto on Radio 4 and listened to what Waghalter's grandson had to say about his grandfather. His grandson had in fact discovered much of his grandfather's work in a trunk in the attic where he used to live. Fortunately these treasures were discovered by him and not heaped on a bonfire. This music will almost certainly find its way into the Promenade Concerts in the near future and it is a welcome addition to any virtuoso violinists repertoire.
It remains a complete mystery why Waghalter's just disappeared without trace until recently. It seems strange that Yehudi Menuhin did not play these pieces, but Irmina Trynkos plays all the pieces with sensitivity, skill and excellence making this a most enjoyable addition to any classical music collection. The music is easy to listen to if you like the great violin concertos of Bruch, Brahms and Mendelssohn.
Read the other five star reviews, they are all excellent appraisals of this fine CD. I hope Naxos will commission the recording of more of Waghalter's work, which according to their notes includes four operas! If this is what he does with the violin, we can only imagine what he will do with the human voice.