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.

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace