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Tchaikovsky & Conus: Violin Concertos (David Garrett)
Tchaikovsky
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D-major, op. 35
Jules Conus
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor
David Garrett, violin
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
(2001)

Acclaim for Tchaikovsky & Conus: Violin Concertos (David Garrett)

"...it's almost a shock to hear [Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto] played with such poetic subtlety... There is power and brilliance when needed, but Pletnev is also a marvelously discreet accompanist, highlighting a tiny phrase here, a touch of color there, but never setting himself up in competition to Garrett. As for Garrett himself - well, there's plenty to admire technically, but it's refreshing to hear a performance that charms the listener into the music rather than grabbing him or her by the lapels. "

BBC Music Magazine (March 2002)

"This is emotive Tchaikovsky playing, thoughtful but conversational... an agile and personable reading."

Gramophone (February 2002)

What They’re Saying

"Everything is exquisitely played by the Russian National Orchestra, whose refinement has opened a new chapter in Russian orchestral playing."

Gramophone