Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1 / Mariinsky Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev

Classical Source, October 2016

"Kristóf Baráti and Gergiev revealed the music’s evocation and enchantment to compelling effect and enjoyed its angular arguments… they also responded fully to the sultry colours and increasing eroticism of the Finale… Baráti’s rich-toned musicianship was matched by his technical excellence"