As a violinist, Alois Kottmann is most concerned that the violin's full palette of tonal colours be heard, expressing all the corporeal and spiritual aspects of the human condition. The present recording achieves these lofty goals, bringing together some of the most challenging pieces of music in the repertoire for solo violin.
"…Kottmann interprets Bloch's three-movement solo suite with musically articulate expressivity, consciously incorporating ciphers of lamentation and condemnation. The sound-world of the Prélude is characterised by great leaps played with gusto, and melancholy, sighing motifs. Kottmann chooses biting accentuation, accepting the possibility of scraping noises and using these consciously as a means of expression ..." RÜSSELSHEIMER ECHO
" ... The Kottmann editions: finest quality!" FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU
"…On the one hand Kottmann allows the music to unfurl sweetly, on the other hand he gives an edge to the harmonies …" DARMSTÄDTER ECHO