We are currently in a Golden Age of violin playing. In other reviews I have especially praised recordings by Gil Shaham, Sarah Chang, and Akiko Suwanai -- all of whom are outstanding violinists. But, even in this Golden Age of the violin, this recording -- combined with her earlier recordings of the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos and Bohemian Rhapsodies -- causes me to conclude that Leila Josefowicz may well be the finest violinist currently recording. Josefowicz has everything: a beautiful tone, flawless technique and intonation, and artistic sensitivity. And, unlike some of the other outstanding young violinists -- who have made some great recordings, but also other recordings lacking somewhat in commitment and artistry -- Josefowicz plays each piece with total dedication and passion. Her performance of the Medelssohn concerto (the highlight of this CD) is simply sublime -- unsurpassed by any I've ever heard. Although the Glazounov concerto and Valse-Scherzo by Tchaikovsky are lesser works, they are quite pleasant and Josefowicz plays them with equal commitment. If you love great violin playing, please get this CD.