For those just discovering this nineteen-yearold
American violinist, the term "revelation"
aptly applies. For his début in the recording
studio he has chosen two seemingly opposed
concertos: Mendelssohn's famous violin concerto
and the magic concerto composed by his
compatriot, John Adams. "Implacably melodic",
says Adams of his work - a point the two pieces
prove to have in common in this magnificent
performance, perfectly supported by Kristjan
Järvi and his Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra,
with their wonderful range of colors.