Echoes of Time
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Opening with a powerful, haunting and seductive reading of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1, this recording shows a lot of growth for the celebrated young Georgian violinist. Her playing can be both embracing and abrasive, and it's beautifully coupled with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. This alone would make a fantastic offering, but the disc's final pieces are equally stunning, with a particular highlight in Giya Kancheli piece "V & V," for taped voice, string orchestra and violin.