12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
at last a moder classic,
This review is from: Brahms: Violin Concerto; Hungarian Dances; Bartók: Rhapsodies (Audio CD)
In the discography of this great work, there is a succession of great performers - Heifitz, Oistrakh, (with Szell), Perlman and more recently Szneider. I had the privilege of hearing Kovakos play this with Chailly and his great Gewandhaus orchestra at the Barbican and this disc does not disappoint. Kovakas commands the full pallet of colours, glorious poetry and the hint of mania which the piece allows. i would put him and his great colleague Chailly up there with the all-time greats. Wonderful modern sound is a bonus.