Gluzman brings a compelling intensity, the sound firm but unerringly beautiful. --The Sunday Times
Sofia Gubaidulina's second violin concerto,In Tempus Praesens(2007), is one of her most eloquent utterences, pitting solo and orchestra against each other with tremendous expressive intensity.Vadim Gluzman brings a raw power to the solo part, which is taxing yet seems to be born from the acoustic properties of the instrument.All in all a poetic reading,worth acquiring. Performance**** Recording***** --BBC Music Magazine,Mar'12
Vadim Gluzman (delivers) …a performance of tremendous power. These outstanding recordings were made live, at concerts given in Lucerne in 2011 and 2008, and the BIS team has done a superb job in editing them for this release. --IRR, Mar'12
BIS here present a substantial addition to Sofia Gubaidulinas discography to coincide with her 80th birthday. Her music is intimately connected to her religious and philosophical beliefs. In the violin concerto In tempus praesens the numbers 1 and 3 derived from the Holy Trinity play an important role, as well as the concept of Sophia, implying divine wisdom and the creative power of God. The soloist here is Vadim Gluzman. Another pillar of Gubaidulinas musical thinking is rhythm, and this disc features her most recent work for percussion: Glorious Percussion received its first performance in 2008 by an international group of eminent percussionists adopting the works title as its name. In this world première recording of the work, the ensemble appears with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra under Jonathan Nott.