Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Zimmerman, Gilbert, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
– BBC Music Magazine
The First Concerto will raise eyebrows. It’s fast, and certainly makes you sit up and hear this concerto in a new light. Zimmerman pursues the Passacaglia’s cantabile line with lyrical ease but can also produce a darker, uglier sound when appropriate, spitting ferociously in the Scherzo and producing icy glissandos, and he does conjure up impish colour in the nose-thumbing Burlesque.
Stunningly performed and recorded, Zimmermann’s inspiring release on BIS deserves substantial praise.
– MusicWeb International
Catalog Number: BIS-2247
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra/Ensemble: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, North German Radio Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann