For those fiddle players or music lovers on your Christmas list this year...here are my recommendations for the 10 best cds released this year of Violinists.
10. Merry - A Holiday Journey with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg & Friends. (NSS Music)
9. Leila Josefowitz plays Shostakovich (Concerto #1 and Sonata #1) (Warner Bros)
8. Julia Fischer plays Mozart Concerti (1,2 & 5) (PentaTone) 7. Tracy Silverman in John Adams' The Dharma At Big Sur. (Nonesuch)6. Portraits by violinist Jennifer Koh, playing Bartok, Szymanowski and Martinu. (Cedille)