The New York Times
November 6, 2013
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Rhapsodic Musings: 21st century works for solo violin
Available from Cedille Records

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Works for Violin and Piano by Janacek, Kurtag and Bartok

Jennifer Koh, violin; Shai Wosner, piano
(Cedille Records CDR 90000 143)

Janacek’s searching, strangely beautiful Violin Sonata and Bartok’s pugnacious, rhapsodic Violin Sonata No. 1 turn up in recordings, but not often in accounts as gripping as these by the probing violinist Jennifer Koh and the dynamic pianist Shai Wosner. In an inventive stroke, this duo plays these formidable works along with a series of ingenious and impish pieces by the Hungarian modernist master Gyorgy Kurtag. A standout new recording. (Tommasini)

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