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"I knew nothing about the Litmus label, nor about the performers, but I accepted this CD for review because I cannot resist 75 minutes of Viennese pastries and suchlike. I am glad I did. Peter Fisher is the real thing, a polished performer who loves what he is doing and who wants you to love it too. Some morning he might be standing in line behind you at the store, waiting to purchase a pint of milk or a bottle of aspirin. You probably wouldn't realise that a terrific violinist was right next to you, but I think the rest of your day would nevertheless be better because your personal space intersected his for at least a moment.
Peter Hewitt, the label's star pianist, is a fine and sensitive accompanist, but this disc clearly belongs to Fisher, as it should.
The sound is really gorgeous. Both musicians have been captured realistically in a warm, lively acoustic and there is ample detail. I'd say this CD passes the litmus test!"
International Record Review, November 2012
You can order this CD online from Litmus for £9.99 + £1.50 postage

"Peter Fisher played with warmth and fortrightness and entranced a full audience"
Evening Standard

"Peter Fisher's playing displayed technical mastery and a beautiful lyrical tone"
Musical Opinion

"Peter proved his technical and expressive prowess"
The Strad - see full original review

"Peter Fisher is an excellent violinist who proved his virtuosity...........He touched passion and melancholy in Respighi and Martinu respectively.

He has a smart technique, seamless bowing, beautiful tone (even his harmonics sing)....."
Evening Standard

"......a mature artist beyond his years, with a clean technique, perfect intonation and a warm and glowing tone"
Cumhuriet, Turkey

"Brillianz in Reinkultur"
("Brilliance in pure culture")
Schwarzwälder Bote, Germany

"Seine Violine möchte ich sein."
("I would like to be his violin")
Süd-West Presse, Germany

"WITH THE LIGHTNESS OF A LARK
PETER FISHER SHINES IN GOTHA WITH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS' “THE LARK ASCENDING“

......In contrast, a violin, singing and trilling like a bird took flight with marvelous lightness in Ralph Vaughan Williams' “The Lark Ascending".
With his profoundly soulful playing the British violinist Peter Fisher carried the lark up into the purest heights in harmonics. In so doing he projected an extreme calm which enhanced the enchanting harmonies of this atmospheric painting. This was followed by a magical moment during which one sensed the audience holding its breath, spell-bound by the delicacy of Fisher's sound... "
Thüringishes Landeszeitung Feuilleton, 24th April 2010 - See original review

"DER NATUR GRANDIOS AUF DER SPUR
INSPIRING CONCERT GIVEN BY THE THÜRINGEN PHILHARMONIE IN THE GOTHAER KULTURHAUS
It was just as in real life- the waking of nature could be sensed from all directions. Each work in this concert of the Thüringen Philharmonie breathed out 'joie de vivre' and blossoming in music.

...... Ralph Vaughan Williams' 'The Lark Ascending' is a showpiece of a special kind. On his violin, and with great sensitivity, the English soloist Peter Fisher enabled the lark to soar above the landscapes of his native country.

At the same time the Thüringen Philharmonie provided him with a spacious 'foundation' (backdrop), like a valley, over which the most contrasting ideas and impressions could spread themselves. The work ended just as it had begun, with the tender, whirring sound of the solo instrument. Through their enthusiastic applause, the audience demonstrated their gratitude to Fisher for the grandiose and 'onomatopoeic' impression left upon them. He returned the kindness with a performance of Fritz Kreisler's 'Recitative and Scherzo Caprice' in which he was once again able to prove his skill on the violin."
Gothaer Tagespost, 24th April, 2010 - See original review