Violinist Kirill Troussov currently numbers among the most sought-after violinists worldwide, and why this is so is shown on this new album recorded with his sister Alexandra Troussova and marking his MDG debut. Here we encounter perfect technique (of course), rarely heard elegance of execution, and an unrivaled tone-color palette. The intelligent artist ventures far beyond the standard violin repertoire and welcomes the challenges posed by little-known works.
On his Recital CD we find public favorites like Khachaturian’s “Saber Dance” and Rachmaninov’s “Vocalise” as well as Alfred Schnittke’s wonderful “Suite in the Old Style” and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2 offering a fond homage to long-forgotten times. Troussov’s violin, one of the most significant of all musical instruments, also recalls the past: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto was premiered on the Brodsky Stradivarius once owned by Adolf Brodsky, and Troussov in every way proves to be the legitimate heir to this tradition.
Russian Tradition – Brilliant Virtuosity
Tchaikovsky contributes the “Meditation,” actually intended as the middle movement of his magnificent Violin Concerto, and the “Valse- Scherzo” to this very personal program. Here Troussov claims his place in the best Russian violin tradition: extreme virtuosity is combined with esprit and elegance for the purest listening pleasure.
This brother and sister performed together on the stage even when they were children – so that it is hardly surprising that they have developed a perfect mutual understanding. Every gesture and every detail are just right, and the seeming effortlessness with which they perform also allows them spontaneous freedoms lending the music an entirely new dimension.