Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos's inspired coupling points up both the Baroque strains in Stravinsky and the eternal modernity of Bach.
"Dances weave through the program, from a Stravinsky gigue to a Bach allemande, a Stravinsky gavotte and a Bach siciliana. And there is beautiful song from both composers."—NYTimes
"Kavakos and Nagy are quite prepared to don the workmanlike overalls of Stravinsky's neo-classicism and wear them unadorned…. The effect is to make the music sound at once more individual and more modern than usual. The solo Bach is in the same mold, tonally even leaner, deft in articulation, the curves of the rubato negotiated with a subtle ease to make many another performance seem gauche by comparison."—Irish Times