The Week in Reviews, Op. 177: Joseph Puglia, Janine Jansen, Marc Rovetti
In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.
Joseph Puglia performed Saariaho's Graal Théâtre with the New World Symphony.
- South Florida Classical Review: "Puglia plunged with gusto into the demanding, complex solo part. He played in the rough, aggressive manner that much of the music demanded. Yet the soloist also brought a ghostly tone to eerie procession of high notes. Puglia achieved a huge tone as his bow swept across the strings in rapid arpeggios, drawing enough power to stand up to the massed forces of the orchestra."
Janine Jansen performed the Berg with the London Symphony Orchestra.
- Express: "Consummately played by violinist Janine Jansen, the final long drawn out elegiac note brought a tear to the eye."
Marc Rovetti performed Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello with Yumi Kendall and the Lexington Philharmonic.
- Lexington Herald-Leader: "Rovetti and Kendall played beautifully together and brought forth a rhapsodic quality in the music which contrasted effectively with the deeply burnished tone of the orchestra."
Miranda Liu performed the Britten Violin Concerto with the Redwood (California) Symphony.
- San Mateo Daily Journal: "Benjamin Britten’s early and neglected Violin Concerto was the highlight of the concert. It was played so well that it was pretty much the highlight of Redwood Symphony’s entire existence. Miranda Liu was the soloist. As when she played Bartók with Redwood two years ago, I’ve never heard a better performance of this concerto.”
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