I'm terrifically impressed with the new Naxos CD comprising some of Jonathan Leshnoff's chamber and orchestral music. As Tim Smith mentioned in the Baltimore Sun, the violin concerto is "a major addition to the repertoire." I heard the world premiere by the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in 2006. I was very tired that night and was more or less relaxing in a semi-conscious state but when the Leshnoff began, it made me sit upright in my seat. I was entranced and this led to my introducing myself to the composer and congratulating him. The soloist, Charles Wetherbee, who is the Concertmaster of the Columbus (OH) Symphony, delivered what I thought was an impassioned performance and the orchestra, composed of a lot of Baltimore Symphony members and conducted that evening by its new conductor, Markand Thakar, was terrific. Buy this CD if you like new but melodic and lyrical music. This one will be around for a very long time.