Deux: Music for Violin & Piano by Bartok, Poulenc & Ravel

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Deux: Music for Violin & Piano by Bartok, Poulenc & Ravel

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Polina Leschenko (piano)

£9.95

Compared with most of Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s previous releases, this latest disc looks, on paper at least, like a fairly traditional recital programme. But the devil, as ever, is in the detail, and this famously iconoclastic musician challenges received wisdom on how these works by Poulenc, Bartók and Ravel should be performed, at the same time as illuminating them as never before. Kopatchinskaja – or ‘Pat Kop’ as she’s known to her many fans – has little time for the sumptuously-toned, romantically lush default tone used by most violinists ... read more

Compared with most of Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s previous releases, this latest disc looks, on paper at least, like a fairly traditional recital programme. But the devil, ... read more

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