Beethoven / Mendelssohn, Violin Concerti, N. Znaider / Z. Mehta / IsraelPh
Jessica Duchen, The Naked Violinist (a substantial Znaider interview in The Strad, October 2005)
The Beethoven is similarly fine - the lines from the often unmelodic material nicely accentuated. The concerto flows along level-headed, neither aggressive nor indulgent, rhythmical and with confident, light steps. It is not the 'needle through leather' approach that makes Milstein's recording great - it is mellower but never boring. Is this a disc you must have? Nah... few discs are of such caliber. But it is a disc you won't regret getting, one you will enjoy listening to many times - especially so if you actually saw him in concert.