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Tim Woodall
The Strad, September 2016

Migdal leads a rhythmically charged performance, underpinned with verve by double bass and cellos. The overall effect is more comfortable, and Migdal’s playing benefits from the warmth of her vibrato, leading to some sumptuous moments. The orchestra follows her lead like a dancing partner. Occasionally, as in the cadenza-style climax of ‘Primavera Porteña’, Migdal’s playing can be a little rough; but she captures the humour and swing of Piazzolla’s spirit, and that is what counts. © 2016 The Strad Read complete review




Guy Engels
Pizzicato, July 2016

Though not radical in her approach, Liv Migdal’s Vivaldi and Piazzolla performances are expressive and fraught with tension. © 2016 Pizzicato



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, July 2016

The lithe, beautiful tone Migdal coaxes from her instrument and her sensitivity to mood translate well in the quieter moments in Vivaldi’s Seasons…

Dissonance, bordering on cacophony, creates the initial impression in a work of music that clearly takes to the streets in its evocations of the night life of Buenos Aires. It includes sensationally long glides and ascending and downward swoops in the violin part and rasping, percussive sounds from the ensemble that seem to be the result of special string techniques. Alongside which are un-expected moments of sheer lyrical beauty, as in the heart-stopping melody Migdal plays midway through Otoño (Autumn). This is the most convincing account I have yet heard of this work, which makes a satisfying program mate for the Vivaldi. Highly recommended. © 2016 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, April 2016

Caring for tonal beauty, Liv Migdal and the Berliner Kammerorchester give us a charming version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a sensual performance of the Piazzolla Seasons. © 2016 Pizzicato





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