Some people might know Tianwa Yang from earlier discs in this (and other) series in the Naxos catalogue or indeed from the Naxos 20th Anniversary DVD. She is a superb violinist with an exceptionally sweet tone and a gloriously glossy mastery of the G string: at times she sounds as if she has a viola in her hands, rather than a violin. She sounds like Emanuel Vardi! It matters not what Sarasate throws at her, she seems to take it all in her stride: double and triple stopping, spiccato, pizzicato, harmonics - she takes it all in her stride. No complaints then about this wonderful soloist. I have only two gripes. One is that the orchestra sounds as if it were playing in a room behind the soloist, albeit with the door left open - it is a plummy acoustic. The soloist, on the other hand, is quite brightly recorded.The other is a personal gripe. I do not like 'Navarra' recorded with the same violinist for both parts: this violates 'live' possibility. Having said that, with Ms Yang's ability she might well be playing both parts simultaneously!