An interesting collection of pieces presented quite nicely by Viktoria Mullova. Ms. Mullova is a Russian emigre (she defected when she was in Norway, tricking her KGB handlers by leaving her priceless violin in the hotel, and was considered Kogan's finest student. Although her technique pays fitting tribute to her teacher, her temperament, frankly, does not.
Still, these solo works are presented with a good deal of aplomb. The Bach partita is played in the contemporary style, and is really quite interesting to hear under Mullova's hands, and the technical twisters of the Bartok are tossed of with ease.
The Paganini, although one of my favorite pieces, is given its due.
Overall, a good collection, worthy of exploration, and a good way to hear Mullova's sound.
Bach;Partita for Solo Violi