By Dresden Residence Orchestra and Igor Malinovsky. By Antonio Vivaldi. Classical. CD. Genuin #GEN 18553. Published by Genuin (NX.GEN-18553).
For the second time, the violinist and jack-of-all-trades Igor Malinovsky releases an album on GENUIN. His previous brilliant production of Russian violin sonatas is now followed by a marvelous classic of the concertante violin repertoire: Vivaldi's most famous concerts, the Four Seasons. Malinovsky's violin merges with the instruments of the Dresden Residence Orchestra, which he founded, to form an incredible unity. Everything sounds historically informed, but not dry, musical, but not romanticized. A recording as fresh as a spring rain! Igor Malinovsky was a child prodigy who studied with Vladimir Milstein in Russia's Yekaterinsburg from the age of six. His studies led him to work with Dora Schwarzberg, Gerald Schulz, and Zakhar Bron at the music conservatories in Vienna, Cologne, and Zurich. At the age of 24, he became the concertmaster of the Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich. In 2005, he took up the same post at the Komische Oper Berlin as well as in the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in Valencia. In April 2013 he founded the Dresdner Residenz Orchester with young musicians from all over the world and has since been delighting audiences in the acoustically vibrant halls of the Dresdner Zwinger and on tour.