What wins out here is Mullova’s sheer dancing virtuosity in Tico Tico and Brasileirinho - these are as dazzling as the sights and sounds of Brazil
Sir Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer
This is music like a warm breeze with an easygoing lyricism at its heart... There’s a gentle, bittersweet quality in Tom Jobim tracks but a real energy in Brasileirinho, in which Mullova’s bow dances across the strings with virtuosity and panache few could match
Simon Broughton, Evening Standard
Viktoria Mullova violin
Matthew Barley cello Carioca Freitas guitar Luis Guello and Paul Clarvis percussion
‘Stradivarius in Rio’ is Mullova’s latest venture into creative contemporary music, inspired by her love of Brazilian songs by composers such as Antônio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Zequinha de Abreu, and Cláudio Nucci.