Arts-Scène Diffusion

Harriet Smith, Gramophone, May 2013

Nemtanu captures well the intimacy of Saint-Saëns's youthfull First Violin Concerto and she's equally comfortable in that virtuoso standard, the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, lending an almost vocal intensity to the sinuous lines of the slower music and making the work her own every bit as convincingly as Janine Jansen did in her 2003 recording for Decca.