The Week in Reviews, Op. 139: Augustin Hadelich, Nicola Benedetti, Joshua Bell

July 12, 2016, 10:57 AM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Augustin Hadelich performed works by Telemann, Paganini, Lang and others in recital at Aspen.

Augustin Hadelich
Augustin Hadelich.

Nicola Benedetti performed the Korngold with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Joshua Bell performed Saint-Saëns's Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Rachel Podger performed Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe with Maria Raffaele and the Berwick Academy.

Martin Chalifour performed works by Mozart, Beethoven and Fauré in recital with pianist Steven Vanhauwaert.

Julia Fischer performed a program of Beethoven sonatas with pianist Igor Levit.

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July 14, 2016 at 12:30 PM · ... virile yet debonair playing ...

... trademark sensitivity ...

These are certainly things to aspire to. But I do kind of wonder how well virility, as that word is usually used, would apply to the playing of a female violinist. The "smoked caramel" voice makes me wonder if the reviewer smoked weed.

July 14, 2016 at 05:39 PM · All good questions! Who knew that one could "trademark" sensitivity? Seems so -- insensitive! ;)

July 18, 2016 at 06:35 AM · At last, somoene comes up with the "right" answer!

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