The vividness of Pictures at an Exhibition stands in sharp contrast to the bravado of Night on Bald Mountain. In Shostakovich's portentous First Violin Concerto you feel the oppressive threat under which he struggled.
GIANCARLO GUERRERO CONDUCTS
LEONIDAS KAVAKOS VIOLIN
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
"Kavakos was the soloist, superbly articulate and incisive, yet rapturously lyrical." The Guardian