Khachaturian – Cello concerto
Raphael Wallfisch plays superbly, achieving a near-miraculous pizzicato espressivo in the opening and closing pages of the first movement … Wallfisch gives it his all – eloquence, range of colour, fine control of the long phrase. It makes very enjoyable listening.
This disc is an absolute winner … Wallfisch and Thomson turn in a reading of fiery intensity … I cannot overemphasize the importance of this issue. The sound is spectacular, the music well worth attention, and the performances are all that can be asked.