BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

CD review: Adès, Sibelius Violin Concertos (AVIE Records)
In [Adès’] short first movement, speed and accuracy in the stratospheric reaches of the instrument are negotiated with an virtuosity that doesn’t shut out intimate emotional engagement. That comes to fruition in the longer central movement, and intense passacaglia-like structure … [The Sibelius] is fast and exciting, and the lack of any technical obstacle, together with the vivid recording, make this one of the most convincing and involving versions.
Five Stars * * * * * (May 2014)

 

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