Review: SOLO

03.01.15
Alisa Weilerstein
BBC Music Magazine

After the success of her disc of Elgar and Carter Concertos, Recording of the Year in the 2014 BBC Music Magazine Awards, the American cellist Alisa Weilerstein has now tackled an equal challenge on a different scale: the solo Sonata by Zoltan Kodaly…The performance is superb: totally secure in technique, rich in sonority, compellingly idiomatic in its rhapsodizing, and exhilarating in the passages representing an entire band of village musicians.

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