[ Teldec / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 20 May 2003
The supreme violinist of his generation - declared a talent "born once in a hundred years" by his first teacher - Maxim Vengerov both embodies and renews the great Russian tradition in the mastery of his instrument. This comprehensive collection - with Rostropovich, Abbado, Barenboim and Pappano among his partners - documents Vengerov's achievements over the first decade-and-a-half of his international career. As the New York Times wrote of his Sibelius: "Not even Heifetz ... achieved the fevered pitch that stamps Mr. Vengerov's performance from end to end."
Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No 1
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No 1