William Ruff

...«Alena Baeva was the soloist in Sibelius' Violin Concerto, strikingly eloquent right from the work's dark, lonely and icy opening. There was plenty of fire too in the concerto's more extrovertly brilliant moments (as in the thrillingly virtuosic finale) but it was Baeva's restrained, ethereal rendition of the opening movement that made the deepest impression».

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