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Batiashvili | Barenboim - Tchaikovsky | Sibelius VC's is 'Gramophone recording of the month for Jan 2017'

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This is concerto-playing of the very highest order from Lisa Batiashvili and Daniel Barenboim. Every familiar phrase somehow manages to sound both authoritative and newly discovered. 

Gramophone's Audio Editor writes: "This striking set, bringing together the luminous playing of Batiashvili and the Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboim, is a delight from start to finish. The content may be familiar, and the orchestra's approach definitely on the generous side, but the 96kHz/24bit Qobuz download brings extra clarity to the solo instrument, revealing the true wonder of Batiashvili's technique, drama and lyricism. Listen to the CD-quality version and you get almost the whole story; step up to ‘hi-res' and even more life is breathed into the recording, making it truly special."

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