August 2013

Six Romanian dances Sz 56 by Béla Bartók are particularly acrobatic for the violin and Boutellis-Taft employs his instrument impressively, with no difficulty in the harmonics and a virile but discreet sautillé. His 1742 Montagnana produced a brilliant and particularly rounded sound.
In the oriental suaveness of the third dance as well as the vivacity and brilliance of the last three…The duo is simply awesome.