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5.0 out of 5 stars
At Last!, 11 April 2004
This long awaited modern digital recording of a neglected masterpiece - Karlowicz's Violin Concerto - does not disappoint. The concerto is one of a handful of works by this Polish composer, whose early death in an avalanche in the Tatras mountains robbed us of a promising romantic voice. Previous CDs of the work have been poorly recorded and the new Hyperion has stunning orchestral sound and a sensible balance between soloist and orchestra. Tasmin Little plays the work like an old friend - confident and bright in the outer movements, and with enormous sensitivity in the central slow movement. She is the perfect advocate for a work which deserves to become as familiar as the Bruch, Mendelssohn or Brahms concertos. The Moszkowski makes an excellent companion, and the well filled disc is great value for money.