Tuesday 30 June 2015
The Telegraph review about the latest Arabella Steinbacher's
"No grandstanding, no exaggeration. This is just refined, instinctive playing."
Our latest release 'Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky - Violin Concertos' with Arabella Steinbacher, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Charles Dutoit has been honored with a magnificent review by The Thelegraph.
German violinist Arabella Steinbacher delivers sensitive interpretations of these two well-known scores, says Ivan Hewett.
Somewhat disarmingly if not alarmingly, the German violinist Arabella Steinbacher is quoted in the booklet as saying, “To be honest, although I love playing these works regularly in my concerts, I had never before felt the need to record them.”
In the past she has released discs of the Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Bartók concertos, as well as the Beethoven, Berg and Brahms, so it is not as though she were a stranger to the central repertoire. But she also says that “no matter how often I play the [Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky], I realise every time again that it feels new for each successive performance – this is the magic of music.”
In collaboration with Charles Dutoit and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande she delivers interpretations of these two well-known scores that have an innate sensitivity to the individual language of each, carrying the expressive lines with a natural feel for contour, etching in shades of timbre with subtlety and at the same time having a clear idea of the music’s dramatic trajectory. No grandstanding, no exaggeration. This is just refined, instinctive playing.