Patricia Kopatchinskaja - Time & Eternity - The Guardian

Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s new disc with the Camerata Bern is another of the violinist’s thoughtful and eclectic mix-ups – but there’s nothing quirky about Time and Eternity, which is structured almost like a religious service. Jewish songs and prayers, Bach chorales and a Machaut mass movement frame searing performances of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s 1939 Concerto Funebre and Frank Martin’s 1973 Polyptyque, with Luboš Fišer’s 1970 Crux as the lonely climax. Not one for relaxed home listening, but it’s a cathartic experience from an artist who always offers something more.

The Guardian
20 September 2019