"La prudence est la  mort de la musique" 

Stendhal 1824

"The most astonishing music-making, however, came from neither orchestra nor conductor, but the soloist in the Schoenberg - the barefoot Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who inhabited this complex concerto as I have never heard a violinist do before. Utterly fresh in her approach, she imagined it as a surreal psychodrama without words, volcanic in its outbursts, startling in its juxtapositions. Constantly characterised (and slightly demeaned) as a “quirky maverick”, Kopatchinskaja proved here that she’s in a class of her own."
Richard Morrison, The Times, 2.9.19