Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2

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COMPOSERS: Prokofiev
LABELS: Chandon
WORKS: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2; Violin Sonata No. 1
PERFORMER: Mordkovitch (violin), Oppitz (piano); Scottish National Orch/Neeme Järvi
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 10540 X

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Despite Lydia Mordkovitch’s technical command, she often pushes her tone, and lays on the vibrato too thickly, which makes the First Concerto an exhausting listen. The Sonata suits her better. Martin Cotton