Textura, July 2024

The album's most haunting setting is Soledad (1968), which is distinguished by an exceptionally sensitive performance by Cotik. Artful restraint is shown too in the way he resists the urge to embellish writing that requires nothing more than that it be voiced with humility and grace.

On this sixty-two-minute set, Cotik's connection to the composer's music is evident at every moment in performances that encompass every facet of his writing; at the same time, Piazzolla: Buenos Aires rewards as much for the pleasure that comes from witnessing the violinist's virtuosic command of his instrument.