Kremer is good at conveying the modern feel, yet this work seems to be far from a desert island cd!!!!!!!,
This review is from: vasks: distant light voices (Audio CD)
Frankly speaking, I have high regards for the Russian and Baltic music. Of them, Vasks and Kancheli often move me beyond words.
What is especially cherishable in Vasks is his great restraint and forbearance in a world full of tensions and conflicts, just like Christ! But this violin concerto has certain discordant sounds which seem to be highly nauseating. Kremer seems to instill "successfully" some of his "ugly" sounds within this music and makes it less "Vask-like", more "Kremer-like". He can do well like this in Schnittke and Glass, but he seems to convey nothing very inspiring inside Vask's world! Dry, sharp stuff!
In my opinion, the desert island cd should be Vask's cello concerto, performed by David Geringas, whose sounds resemble Rostropovich's so much, yet retain a certain mildness that suits Vasks perfectly!