My opinion of the music agrees with the previous reviewer's. Lyapunov's Concerto is in the grand romantic manner, in a single movement, the violin entering immediately and dominating with singing melody and pyrotechnics. The slow section is beautiful -- the final section sputters a bit until a great razzle-dazzle cadenza. It has the virtue (rare for Lyapunov) of conciseness. Dmitry Fedotov plays brilliantly, with a wide Russian vibrato and fat tone. It's all somewhat generic, but thoroughly enjoyable. The Symphony, on the other hand, is less persuasive. It has fine moments -- an appealing slow movement, a scherzo with a nice rocking motif. The ghost of Borodin lurks everywhere. But the outer movements betray Lyapunov's deficiencies in counterpoint and development, with the result that the repetition of the motif that's supposed to "unify" (under Balakirev's ultra-critical eye) simply becomes wearisome. The longer Second Symphony (under Svetlanov on Naive) shows similar problems.