Violin Concerto fetchingly blends a Brahmsian approach to tone with rhythms inspired by Czech folk music. The
Khachaturian's powerful rhythmic opening really grabs attention, and its melodic sections are incredibly passionate and yearning.
She is principally interested in the musical qualities of these extraordinary, endlessly inventive miniatures, and finds a wonderfully rich range of colors. The famous left-hand pizzicato in No 24 bursts like popping candy. (2 CDs)
A Gramophone Editor's Choice!One of the best set of these peerless works to have been released in the last several years. Thoughtful and generous performances amplified by great maturity and depth.(Audiovisual clip!)
There is much to enjoy in her sensitive, finely honed performances. With a nod to period performance, she articulates crisply and uses vibrato modestly. Conductor and orchestra are urbanely attentive in support. (2 CDs)