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
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Reviews

Gramophone

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

BBC Music Magazine

...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.

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