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Stravinsky: Diversions

04/03/2011
Readings (Australia)
Kate Rockstrom

Ray Chen is the new superstar on the world scene. A violinist born in Hong Kong, raised in Australia but trained at Julliard, he has won numerous competitions and just signed an exclusive deal with Sony Classical, so this beautifully packaged recording featuring him with local pianist Timothy Young? is a one-off for Melba Recordings. Diversions is a Classical CDs celebration of Stravinsky’s stunning chamber music, showing off Chen’s flawless technique with rounded tone. Young interweaves his pianistic accompaniment with gentle and impressive feeling that opens this disc, making it a wonderful chamber recording