Rachel Kolly, violin

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- 07. Oct. 2011, published in « Classic FM mag » , Text: Julian Haylock

«Mesmerising fantasy!»

French impressions

The Music:
A stunning collection of Gallic violin classics, embracing the Wgnerian sensuality of Chausson’s Poème, Saint-Saëns’s richly melodious Third Concerto and Ravel’s electrifying Tzigane.

The performance:
Rachel Kolly d’Alba’s follow-up album to her gripping set of Ysaÿe Solo sonatas possesses the same outstanding qualities of urgent spontaneity and mesmerizing interpretative fantasy. The way she gently eases into the magical final section of Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto’s slow movement is unforgettable, so too her beguilingly seductive handling of Ravel’s volatile gypsy inflections and introspectively dreamy Chausson...
This is a perfect showcase for a young player whose musical insights are of the highest calibre.


**** Rachel Kolly d Alba, «French Impressions» (Warner)

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