People often claim that musicians must have considerable maturity to perform romantic music.
Yet romantic music may very well benefit from youthful fervour. Russian cellist Alexander Kovalev and his fellow countryman offer plenty of fervour. Fire races through the works of Beethoven, Myaskovsky and Debussy when Kovalev performs and Chopin sounds more uninhibited than ever with Danilenko.
Alexander Kovalev and Daniil Danilenko are prime examples of the great Russian training methods. Technically perfect, a huge musical background and in addition they bring their own vision, talent and by now quite some experience along. Danilenko won a number of prestigious competitions and Kovalev is already an internationally popular soloist. They each, in their own way, provide youthful strength to romantic masterpieces.