Stefan Jackiw gets Brahms CD airplay

Stefan Jackiw
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Good news for CD collectors: Stefan Jackiw's Sony recording of the Brahms Violin Sonatas, released digitally last spring on iTunes, is now available in the States via the invaluable online classical music retailer ArkivMusic. While spotlighting the Boston native's CD last week, WGBH host Cathy Fuller spoke of the lustrous, haunting world that Jackiw and pianist Max Levinson inhabit in their music making. The disc is earning airplay on classical stations across the country. 

The 25-year-old violinist enjoyed a musical homecoming last month with the Baltimore SymphonyBaltimore Sun critic Tim Smith says it all: "The soloist was a BSO favorite, Stefan Jackiw, who made his debut with the orchestra eight years ago at the age of 17. He struck me then as a violinist with a future, and I'm still impressed with the purity and sweetness of his tone - he knows how to make a violin 'sing' naturally, eloquently - and his unaffected way of sculpting a phrase ... The radiant quality of Jackiw's playing provided consistent pleasure throughout the work, and his exquisite performance enjoyed sensitive support from Alsop and the orchestra."


Watch Jackiw play a favorite encore: Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor


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