MESSIAEN; BEETHOVEN; SALONEN: LEILA JOSEFOWICZ RECITAL (2 CDs)
Rarely have the ghostly, blues-tinged, half-whispered intimacy of Ravel's exquisite G major Sonata been so eerily voiced, the violin discreetly balanced so as to create the impression of it constantly emerging from and being absorbed back into the seductive texturing of John Novacek's multi-faceted... Messiaen's exuberantly inventive Theme and Variations... in this perceptive performance hints tantalisingly at future glories.
Messiaen: Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano
Ravel: Violin Sonata in G major
Grey: San Andreas Suite
Salonen: Lachen verlernt
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96