Upon hearing this exceptionally beautiful rendition of Dvorak's cello concerto, I was particularly struck by Ms. Kotova's amazingly elegant sound. This is the achievement of this recording.
Ms. Kotova offers a refreshing and enlightened approach to this warhorse of warhorses. While there is still great intensity of sound, with virtuoso runs and large sonorities, etc., there is an elegance that surpasses most of the recordings made in the last 3 or 4 decades. This is far from your typical, generic modern recording.
Bravo to the conductor and the orchestra as well. What superb chemistry. How refreshing to have new recording of this, a work, that surely has been taken for granted as being only playable by the great old masters of the instrument.