I did not need this record . I was won over by rave reviews in the music press and Amazon selling it for £6.
Anyone else heard it ? He plays beautifully and the accompaniment is sympathetic and alert .
I just feel on first listenings that the Mendelssohn is more of a success than the Tchaikovsky . There are a number of hesitations and lingerings in the first movement of the latter in particular that may pall on repeated listening. For sheer excitement he is not a match for that sizzling Ida Haendel performance on Hanssler Classics.
The Mendelssohn is very light on its feet and the finale is a delight but it does not to these ears penetrate to the heart of the music like say Menuhin with Furtwangler and Kurtz or Perlman/Haitink.