Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42
No. 1. Meditation
No. 2. Scherzo
No. 3. Melodie
“Fischer always knows when to lighten the mood, or how best to judge the tension and release of a musical paragraph, and in this she is supported to the hilt by a personable but never too overbearing Russian National Orchestra under the baton of Yakov Kreizberg... In the Concerto's vivacious finale and the headlong Valse-Scherzo, Fischer makes light of the technical difficulties with spot-on pitching throughout; there isn't an aspect of any of these works in which this world-class virtuoso fails to excel.”
“Julia Fischer brings fearsome concentration to a concerto that is so often an excuse for selfindulgence. She brings absolute control of colour and tone. Fischer realizes that you don’t have to wallow in romanticism for the piece to work its magic. Kreizberg and the fabulous Russian National Orchestra provide superb support.”
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