He Deserves More Popularity, a lot More
BLee | HK | 04/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not all take delight on the conductor Kurt Masor but the orchestra itself is gorgeous. This violinist is comparatively young who looked to be in his mid-thirties. I first came across him right after I've heard Heifetz. Interestingly this violinist's hand/fingers resemble that of Heifetz, albeit it that his are slightly larger. Of course, he has less drama and less facility than Heifetz. But he didn't come out too badly in comparison. He reminds me more of Zimmermann who is of about the same age, and one couldn't really say who is better. But then the latter is so popular now. He also reminds me of Suk who shares his fate by not having the due recognition of the American market. Broadly speaking, his approach is more classical than romantic and he is just graceful on the stage, quite a contrast to Gidon who hops and gasps on the stage. The recording is very good but it's nothing like a DG. Recommended."