I can't tell if you're the same "David" who wrote the Nevertheless review here--but thank you for replying. I have just ordered what could be one of the few remaining "new" CDs of "From My Home"--I can't wait to receive it. Prior to placing this order, the only recording/recording-quality of "Nevertheless" I've ever heard is the one currently posted on YouTube. I still listen to that recording (because it's currently the only way I have to experience the piece) but I hope and expect that the CD I ordered is able to offer even better fidelity.
I also hope to order the Revelation version. Aside from what you have observed, I'm very curious to hear how the two recordings differ.
As much as the composition is so impressive (I might write my own review of it since I'm currently rather infatuated with it), I'm surprised more people haven't written about the lead violin in "Nevertheless"--it's nothing short of spectacular. I never heard a violinist who was able to traverse so many octaves so nimbly in one piece yet also express such subtlety of emotion. We have lead violinist Gidon Kremer to thank for such a rare end triumphant performance. I've spoken to many Americans and so far not one has ever heard of Gidon Kremer (or Pelecis, for that matter). Both names should be household names in any home where classical music is played, in my opinion.
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