S0275. SERGEY KHACHATRYAN, w.Masur Cond. NRDF S.O.: Concerto #1 in a; Concerto #2 in c-sharp (both Shostakovich). (France) Naïve V5025, recorded 2006. - 822186050255
Do we need another pairing of the Shostakovich violin concertos? The answer is an unequivocal yes when the playing is as sensational as this….the Shostakovich No 1 is his party piece….Interpreting it with a less unyielding intensity, he satisfies its demands as few have done since the great David Oistrakh. Rock-solid intonation is combined with wonderfully sweet tone.
- David Gutman, GRAMOPHONE, Nov., 2006