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Vadim Gluzman

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Vadim Gluzman press reviews

Korngold, Dvarionas: Violin Concertos
"His fleet tempos and fearless technical command (his double-stopping in a work chock-full of them is amazing) make this one of the most exciting versions of the piece currently available." Read More...— David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.comRelated Link
The Strad Recommends
"Barber's Violin Concerto is a notoriously difficult work to bring off convincingly. The Walton-like nostalgia of the first two movements is counterbalanced by a finale whose hurtling forward momentum feels slightly out of place in such expressive surroundings. Stern(Sony) and Perlman (EMI) both essential listening, unintentionally exaggerate the stylistic discrepance with their unguarded emotionalism, whereas Vadim Gluzman achieves a greater sense of belonging by imparting a chaste innocence and purity to Barber's golden lyricism." Read More...— Julian Haylock, The Strad
"On the whole, Gluzman's performances, urgently recommendable individually, raise the collection, through their combined contributions, to an even higher level." Read More...— Robert Maxham, FanfareRelated Link
CD Music Reviews - April, 2010
"The soaring, heartfelt longing of the opening theme, on which Gluzman does not linger as long as some, is unforgettable. Gluzman and his ‘ex-Leopold Auer Stradivarius' join John Neschling and the Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra to infuse these performances with soaring beauty." Read More...— Jason Victor Serinus, Secrets of Home Theater and High FidelityRelated Link
Bernstein, Block, Barber
"Gluzman, a phenomenal Israeli violinist, brings all the full-throated tone, no-holds-barred emotionalism and electric excitement that you could hope for.... The five stars are really all his."— JD, Classic FM
Gluzman and the Three Bs
"Brimming with earnest and tender melodies by a 20th-century version of the Three B's - Bernstein, Bloch, and Barber - this BIS recording showcases the abundant gifts of violinist Vadim Gluzman.... the Israeli soloist offers proof of how rich and nuanced the often broad-brushed adjective "lyrical" can actually be." Read More...— Steven Winn, San Francisco Classical VoiceRelated Link
"Gluzman's performance is much more enthusiastic than that of Isaac Stern on Bernstein's own recording, and the hi-res sound is of course 100% better." Read More...— John Sunier, Audiophile AuditionRelated Link
Best CDs of 2008: The New Faces Of Classical Music
"As a teenager, Vadim Gluzman played for the legendary Isaac Stern, who became a source of influence and support. Now, the Ukrainian-born violinist plays his Stradivarius with nearly every major orchestra in the world. Gluzman shares Stern's technical brilliance and passion in Tchaikovsky's great concerto." Read More...— Robin Gehl, NPR MusicRelated Link
CD round-up: Violins, piano star in three must-haves
"Few recordings can top this reading of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major, despite its warhorse status. Recorded in the luscious acoustics of Bergen, Norway's Grieg Hall, the ample acoustic ambience, together with Litton's sensitive ensemble and Gluzman's astounding technique in the finale, make this CD a must." Read More...— Michael Huebner, Birmingham NewsRelated Link
CD Review
"Gluzman now owns the Stradivarius that Auer played on. The disc also holds the Glazunov Violin Concerto, another work premiered by Auer with the very same violin now played by Gluzman. Auer was reported to be a better teacher than performer, and I suspect he would have given Gluzman an A-plus at the conservatory in Moscow for these superlative performances." Read More...— Raymond Jones, Newport Daily Press (VA)Related Link
CD Review
"The Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman is a marvellous musician who is well up to the Glazunov's extensive passages of multiple stopping and has all the ardour and long line it takes to make the Tchaikovsky pieces sing." Read More...— Lloyd Dykk, Vancouver SunRelated Link
CD Review
'Gluzman has a staggering technique, and very specific imaginative ideas on interpretation." Read More...— R.E.B., Classical CD ReviewRelated Link
"The violin concertos of Tchaikovsky and Glazunov are brilliantly played by the violinist Vadim Gluzman on this new disc." Read More...— Classic FMRelated Link
CD Review
"Particularly in the finale Gluzman's passage work in double-stops is jaw-droppingly spectacular, and if the orchestra seems to be straining to keep up with him now and then, well, it's just part of the fun." Read More...— David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.comRelated Link
Violinist, orchestra beautiful together
"Gluzman is not a showy musician, but his involvement and joy in the music communicated to the listener. From the first note, a phrase played alone, his sound was sweet and beautifully shaped, with a long, effortless line. There was an easy grace about the way he approached the music, even in the presto - a scintillating dialogue tossed back and forth between soloist and orchestra." Read More...— Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer