There are many reasons for my 5-star review. Five reasons to be exact (sadly with no posiiliity of giving this one a 5x5=25-star-review.)
First, the enterprise itself is very compelling. It is not easy to plan a solo violin CD and make it "attractive". So there has been a lot of thought and work into this one. It is a succulent 79+ minutes that you can take at once.
Then, the music; some of it recorded elsewhere, most of it not. The arrangements are outstanding. Take 'Asturias','Recuerdos del Alhambra' or 'Jeux Interdits', so guitar-oriented, and yet so convincing here.
Then, the liner notes. As with previous releases, this is the way it should always be. Informative, full of interesting detail, even personal. The only thing I missed was the date-of-composition (or arrangement). In most cases is not mentioned and I find it important for historic context.
Next, the performances. Ms. Barton Pine is a wonder of nature and a true humanist. Apart from her personal story (an example of beating the odds) her artistry is amazing; hats off! And I hope that someone notices this in the future when it comes the time to decide who gets the Kennedy Center Honors Prize!
Lastly, to Cedille. It is not often that we find a US label so refined,so professional while truly adventurous. You can feel how their main purpose is not merely making money, but a true labor of love. An enterprise where Ms Barton Pine is always involved. Kudos to eveyrone.