Viktoria Mullova - J.S Bach; Violin Concertos
'She (Mullova) has proved herself a wonderfully inventive artist, never more so , to my mind, when she's ensconced in the Baroque.....Ottavio Dantone's transcriptions are superbly sensitive: the lilting Siciliano at the centre of the Harpsichord Concerto, BWV1053, is a highlight, with Mullova putting so much eloquence into every phrase that the movement acquires an almost vocal quality.
The results are utterly compelling'
The Observer, 05 May 2013
' thrilling....sheer passion..' The Observer, 05 May 2013
The Independent, 04.05.2013 ****
'Viktoria Mullova and Ottavio Dantone offer a further Bach programme, pairing the well-known violin concertos in E and A minor with two others transcribed by Dantone from harpsichord concertos. It's in the central Siciliano movement of the 'concerto for harpsichord in E arr. for violin in D' that the gambit pays off most, the melody transferring beautifully in the new key, its poignant line unspooling graceful curlicues above gentle breaths of string accompaniment. The central Adagio of the transcribed 'concerto for two harpsichords in C minor' likewise becomes a thing of courtly grace'