Mozart : Violin Concertos Nos. 1-5 / Kremer
Gidon Kremer: violin / Kremerata Baltica
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1, K. 207 / Violin Concerto No. 2, K. 211 / Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216 / Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218
The New York Times praised Kremer's 2006 Mostly Mozart performance of the complete Mozart violin concertos with the Kremerata Baltica for his "ability to make a work, however familiar, entirely his own.” On this two-disc set of the concertos, recorded at the Salzburg Festival two days later, Kremer "captures the restlessness" of the pieces, says the New Statesman, while the orchestra "plays with tight ensemble and gleamingly honed tone." The Scotsman gives it a perfect five stars and exclaims: "This double album is truly sensational."