Patricia Kopatchinskaja - Janáček - Brahms - Bartók - The Strad

Janáček’s Violin Sonata suits Kopatchinskaja’s hyperactive playing style perfectly, while Bartók’s First Sonata gives her full rein to indulge in a characteristically percussive approach to attack and bowing, as well as sparing use of vibrato – the finale is a real tour de force, as one might expect. What is perhaps unexpected is the success of the Brahms, where there’s delicacy as well as power ...

The Strad
25 January 2023