ON-MAG, Jean-Pierre Robert

March 2020

… A journey that dares to impose reflection and a calm slowness in a world more concerned with movement and immediacy … The entrance of the violin on its own is tenderly evocative. The development is imbued with a non-demonstrative lyricism that is truly enchanting, traversed by several bursts that the violin takes on with ease moving up to the high-pitched register with a lovely delicacy … All along this path complementing for the most part the diapason of discretion, Virgil Boutellis-Taft shows clear and intense sound and technical skill in the service of great interiority. As of an extreme refinement, particularly in Chausson’s work where all search for effect is banished in favor of the fluidity of the gesture.

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