Dima’s wonderful collection

Born to two immensely gifted parents, the violinist Julian Sitkovetsky and the pianist Bella Davidovich, the great Dmitry Sitkovetsky defected from the Soviet Union in 1977 by feigning mental illness at the age of 22. Now settled in London, he has become one of the world’s great classical violinists and an enormously distinguished

Vintage voices

When the Daily Mail’s Classical Music Critic dropped into The Record Album recently, his eyes alighted keenly and immediately on a sizeable collection of historic vocal recordings in the far corner of the back room. There, nestling in the bins seemingly neglected, are the distinctive lilac covers of vinyl albums from the prestigious