CD Review (USA)
, October 1989
"The first movement, with all of its passion, is a perfect vehicle for Nishizaki's talents. Her fiery virtuoso performance sweeps the orchestra along with her, resulting in one of the more outstanding readings on disc. The contrasting "Cansonetta" is appropriately contemplative; the third movement, a breathtaking "vivacissimo," is just plain fun to listen to.
Nishizaki has no trouble with the opening bars of Mendelssohn's Concerto in E Minor, which require an immediate plunge into an impassioned romantic mood. Her performance of these immortal phrases is fluid, masterful, and authoritative. The second movement is delightfully dreamy, and the third, a well-known moment in the virtuoso repertoire, demonstrates Nishizaki's considerable talents to the utmost. ... The technical quality of this disc is equal to the high artistic level of the performances. The sound is natural, room-filling, and in perfect balance, with Nishizaki's violin well to the front of the soundstage, but allowing the orchestra to be heard in fine detail."