Chang first recorded the Carmen fantasy as a child on her debut album accompanied by pianist Sandra Rivers. This was a sweet and faithful version, very charmingly done. However, she is older now and there is a lot of drama to this version with the Berlin Philharmonic. I actually didn't like it at first -- it seemed overly stylized, but then again I don't have the score in front of me (and couldn't actually understand it if I did!) so this may be the more faithful version. I don't know. But upon a second try, I found I liked the tension and energy and passion that Chang added to the music. Now, having listened several times, I can say that it is a lovely and stunning piece. This entire album is, in fact, full of energy and passion, bringing high drama to some very dramatic pieces. Probably the most delicate is Bach's Air, sweetly and commandingly done, demonstrating Chang's maturity and expertise. Tzigane and Dvorak's Romance are exquisite. Chills run up and down your spine, if you like "gypsy" music as I do. The Beethoven is beautifully done, without any of the sloppy stylizing that you may have heard from other violinists -- again, Chang demonstrates her mastery of her instrument and of her repertoire. My favorite is the last piece, Zigeunerweisen, with its changes in tempo and direction that could easily confound. Chang brings it all off brilliantly, and Domingo provides a fluid orchestration that never interferes with his prime purpose in showing off his soloist. Wonderfully done and a certain pleasure for anyone who knows Chang's accomplishments or someone who is looking for an intro. If you want more, don't miss her Sweet Sorrow album too, delicate and sad tunes played with an incredible heart-aching and heart-fulfilling beauty.