Vadim Gluzman plays Shostakovich's first violin concerto (translation)

05.10.19
Giancarlo Guerrero
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero , who has been fascinated by this music since he was a student, knows how to put the peculiarities in the right light. He is especially good at mastering the large, lingering, orgiastic increases that seem to come from nowhere and build up to an almost physical ache. In the seething soundscapes of the third movement one often feels as if in a catastrophy film, where the train rushes unstoppably toward the abyss.
 
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