Album: Steven Isserlis, reVisions (BIS)
Sunday 15 August 2010
Isserlis's collection flirts madly with profundity and schmaltz.
Richard Tognetti's re-orchestration of Ravel's Mélodies Hébraïques and Christopher Palmer's scoring of Bloch's From Jewish Life are the most subtle items. Vladimir Blok's chamber orchestration of Rostropovich's completion of Prokofiev's Concertino is a brew of glistening celesta, while Sally Beamish opts for sequins in her tea-dance reimagining of Debussy's Suite for Cello and Orchestra.
Immaculate as the performances are, the aftertaste is too sweet.
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
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