Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Giya Kancheli, Alfred Schnittke, Dennis Russell Davies|
Schnittke: Konzert für Viola und Orchester / Kancheli: Vom Winde beweint (liturgy)
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Well played, but not as compelling as Bashmet
Donald G. Hite III | 03/16/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Kashkashian plays the Schnittke very well from a technical perspective, but it somehow lacks some of the intensity and emotion that Bashmet brings to his performance. Some of the nuances and her style of playing does not sound quite right to me when I hear this work. It almost comes off as obnoxious at times. (No offense to Kashkashian and her incredible technique.) Bashmet on the other hand brings a wider range of sounds and moods that I find rather lacking here.I also found that the orchestra sounds rather distant and unclear at times. The orchestra that accompanies Bashmet's RCA recording sounds very clear and many of the finer details can be heard better."