on 13 October 2010
Mullova's very focussed, refined, and even austere style of playing, fits very well with Sibelius' concerto which is a touchstone work for interpretative power of any violinist. Mullova seems totally in tune with the soul of the music and delivers, unsentimental, yet deeply affecting performance. Tchaikovsky's concerto is equally outstanding. It's not a classic heart-on-sleeve performance, but intensely felt and solid performance which explores a different possibility of interpretation.