Shostakovich - Violin Concertos | Hyperion CDA68313

Shostakovich - Violin Concertos

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68313

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 29th May 2020

Contents

Artists

Alina Ibragimova (violin)
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’

Conductor

Vladimir Jurowski

Works

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.99
Violin Concerto no.2 in C sharp minor, op.129

Artists

Alina Ibragimova (violin)
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’

Conductor

Vladimir Jurowski

About

The prospect of hearing Alina Ibragimova in two of the most important concertos written for the violin is in itself irresistibly enticing, but Shostakovich aficionados will also welcome an opportunity to hear the rarely performed original opening to the Burlesque of No.1, subsequently made less fearsome for the soloist at the request of the work’s dedicatee, David Oistrakh.

Reviews

Alina Ibragimova is the latest to make you think you’ve never heard the work [Violin Concerto no.1] better played, and her intense relationship with Vladimir Jurowski and the current incarnation of Yevgeny Svetlanov’s ‘orchestra with a voice’, making just as compelling a case for the sequel concerto, is supernaturally fine-tuned.  David Nice (Recording of the Month)
BBC Music Magazine July 2020
If there’s one factor above all that sets these performances apart it’s the osmosis between soloist and conductor. There’s a musical and intellectual friction going on here and it has to do with the balance between head and heart. … Ibragimova’s playing has an unvarnished truth about it. It’s the kind of playing that looks you unblinkingly in the eye and tells it like it is. She’s not afraid to ‘invade your space’ or apply pressure to the sound until its rawness is almost unbearable.  Edward Seckerson
Gramophone July 2020
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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