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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon December 22, 2012
5 BRILLIANT Stars! Award-winning violin virtuoso Alina Ibragimova and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing on period instruments, under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, present marvelous, inspired renditions of two of Romantic-era composer Felix Mendelssohn's violin concertos. In addition, the OAE gives a soaring, captivating 9 minute accounting of The Herbrides "Fingal's Cave", Op 26. The Violin Concerto in E Minor, Opus 64 Allegro molto appassionato movement clocks in at a somewhat brisk 12 plus minutes, but Jurowski, the OAE, and Ibragimova with her sweet tone, imaginative shading, and fleet fingering, do not sacrifice the heightened drama, atmospherics, or the expected nuances of this famous Mendelssohn work. Furthermore, Ibragimova's virtuosic Allegro molto appassionato soliloquy is a daring, beautiful cadenza of subtle tension and release which typifies the overall performances here rippling from her blazing bow work, as does her bracing Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace movement work. The triumphant Violin Concerto in D Minor, written by young genius Mendelssohn around age 13 as a gift for his violin teacher, again is delivered refreshingly 'apace', especially the 2 Allegro movements, in a breathless, tense, brilliant manner. This recording by Alina, Vladimir, and the compelling OAE is another 'Ibragimovian' 'shot across the bow' of the classical world reinforcing Russian-born, Britain-based Alina Ibragimova as a true rising star of the classical violin and is further testament to her individualistic, imaginative approach to classical music. Bravo! 5 ROMANTIC Stars (7 tracks; Time: 56:21.)
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