Ariadne Daskalakis

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Witold Lutosławski

Complete Music for Violin and Piano

Karol Szymanowski: Myths / Leoš Janáček: Violin Sonata
Ariadne Daskalakis (Violin), Miri Yampolsky (Piano)

Catalog Number: Naxos 8.570987

"The quirky Janáček comes over very nicely in this performance, moulding the whole convincingly structurally...”

Guy Rickards, Gramophone, August 2009

"What a gorgeous tone Daskalakis has! smoothness, personality, variety, and exceptional control of the bow, all with a depth of emotion that suits the pieces well. Yampolsky is a perfect match, eating these difficult piano parts for dessert. The balance and communication between them is perfect. There's not a dull or poorly played moment in this program. What a treat for the ears this album is!"

American Record Guide, July 2009

"American-born Ariadne Daskalakis, now a professor at the Cologne Musikhochschule, draws a honeyed-tone from her 1769 Guadagnini violin, subtly colouring the ecstatic moments of Myths... Her playing is technically impeccable and has the necessary impact for Lutoslawski's Partita... Miri Yampolsky is a robust partner and particularly responsive to Szymanowski's sensuous colours."

The Strad/ David Denton, July 2009

"I warm to the polish in the playing and dynamic drama and tensions between passion and restraint, songful lyricism, playfulness and fervour. ... Ariadne Daskalakis packs plenty of emotion into the playing, both latent and more overtly exposed. ... newcomers need fear no lack in quality, either in performance or production, and can count on having struck chamber-music gold.”

Dominy Clements, MusicWeb International, April 2009