|Genre||Soloinstr. mit Orchester|
|Artist||various, Kristóf Baráti|
Devilish violin concertos
The young violinist Kristóf Baráti seems almost possessed by the devil in this, his Berlin Classics debut recording. He certainly plays the first two violin concertos by the composer and devil's violinist Niccolò Paganini as if he knows no earthly limits. The fast passages sound as if Baráti has spent his entire life doing nothing else but drawing this music out of his Stradivarius. In the calm sections the artist demonstrates impressive expression and sensitivity, allowing his instrument to truly sing. Conductor Eiji Oue guides the Hanover NDR Radio Philharmonic to a transparent and dynamic sound, which blends harmoniously with the soloist's tone to create a devilishly beautiful recording.