Leopold Godowsky was one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time, many of whose compositions for the piano have long since taken their place in the repertoire. However, his violin music is almost unknown. Avowal is a charming transcription of his piano work Poem No 2. The Twelve Impressions were dedicated to Fritz Kreisler and his wife, and are largely derived from Godowsky’s original piano pieces but refashioned to allow for Kreisler’s fingerings and bowing.
"... Godowsky’s music is light and enjoyable, and hismoods are often contemplative... Azerbaijani violinist Nazrin Rashidova and Roderick Chadwick capture the moods of these pieces perfectly and are technically very adroit. The sound is a bit more reverberant than I would like, but not tastelessly so, and it actually suits the music. Rashidova plays the "Crespi" Stradivarius of 1699."
Joeseph Magil - American Record Guide - November/December 2013
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Riccardo Risaliti - Musica magazine - October 2013