Viktoria Mullova (violin); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi Onyx ONYX4201
Released in 2018, when our review pointed to these artists’ ‘sense of proportion in tempo, phrase arc and inner voices’.
Vivaldi Violin Concertos
Viktoria Mullova (violin); Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini Onyx Onyx ONYX4001
Despite using gut strings, Mullova’s performances fizz with a modern virtuosity and agility.
The Peasant Girl
Viktoria Mullova (violin); The Matthew Barley Ensemble Onyx ONYX4070
With music arranged by Viktoria Mullova’s husband, the cellist Matthew Barley, jazz improvisations sit alongside seven Bartók Duos and music by Bratsch. It’s an energetic listen.
Tchaikovsky and Sibelius Violin Concertos
Viktoria Mullova (violin); Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa Philips 478 4812
The highlight on this 2012 recording is the Sibelius Concerto – Mullova’s performance digs deep into the work’s Nordic soul.