“The Adagio breathed conviction as Vengerov’s dark tone sang soulfully through the peaks and troughs until the erotic charge of the second big climax…His up-bow staccato double stops, treble stops, perfectly forged thirds, jumping octaves and harmonics were a series of forces to be reckoned with. The movement had a white-hot energy, an unstoppable momentum”

Vengerov conducting:

“…the pastoral scene, in the hands of Vengerov, shimmering, like an impressionist painting, with sunshine and warmth…There were delicious moments, and a real edge-of-your-seat excitement as Vengerov whipped the orchestra into a frenzied and terrifying conclusion.”

Musicografo, Vol. vi, i, 2015, p. 10-14.