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Lubotsky's musicianship has always garnered him great praise. Julian
Haylock wrote 'there is nothing flashy about his playing -- rather an aristocratic
desire to make the violin sing whatever the pyrotechnical pressures exerted
by the music in hand.' Perhaps this is why he may not be the headliner that
some violinists are -- especially the latest flock of scantily clad nubile
beauties -- but there can be no doubt about his achievements. His recordings
of Bach are profound and deeply moving.
Lubotsky has also recorded the music of the historically obliterated
Nikolai Roslavets (1881-1944). A bizarre combination of Scriabinesque emotiveness
and mysticism with an intellectualism very similar to Schoenberg, the music
is maniacal. The performances Lubotsky gives are spectacular.
For the Carnegie Hall concert, he will be joined by the American pianist
Vladislav Kovalsky. Kovalsky studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory and
was a student of the legendary Nathan Perelman. Currently the Executive
Director of the Monmouth Concervatory of Music, Mr Kovalsky has performed
widely with many concerts in Europe, America, Canada, Japan and Korea and
is a pianist of prodigious technique and impeccable musicianship.
If you are anywhere near New York for this concert I urge you to attend.
In these sad days of declining classical music relevance, a performance
by such artists is a forthright statement that music still matters.
Copyright © 4 February 2003
Gordon Rumson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada