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Vadim Gluzman Violin

Press quotes

Under normal circumstances, a CD featuring one of the most over-played ceoncertos in the repertoire is hardly likely to set pulses racing. Yet the 19th-century-style of Vadim Gluzman's playing is entirely bewitching. Drawing intoxicating tones from his 1690 "Leopold Auer" Stradivari, Gluzman combines awesome technical ease wsith a sweet Oistrakh-like sound.

Joanne Talbot, The Strad

Gluzman plays the violin as if it was the easiest thing to do. Technical difficulties don’t seem to exist for him; he makes his violin sing to rival the very best singers and lives the music.

Agnes Kory, MusicalCriticism.com

Vadim Gluzman clearly has no truck with this approach since he presents a refreshing straightforward performance that allows music to speak for itself. The playing is indeed superb in every way , wonderfully lyrical in the soaring melodies of the slow movement, impassioned and dramatic in the opening Prelude and exuberant in the Finale.

BBC Music Magazine, July 2011