The Week in Reviews, Op. 212: Nikolaj Znaider; Hilary Hahn; Christian Tetzlaff; Renaud Capucon
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Nikolaj Znaider performed the Beethoven with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
- Chicago Tribune: "Znaider is the latest big-name fiddler to take up the baton among the younger generation of violinists — including Joshua Bell, Thomas Zehetmair and Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg — who are pursuing careers on parallel tracks....He exhibits the confidence of a musician with thoughtful musical ideas and enough stick technique to convey those ideas to orchestral musicians in a way that inspires convincing results....Leading the orchestra from his 1741 “Kreisler” Guarneri del Gesu violin, Znaider turned in a reading (of the Beethoven Violin Concerto) of refinement, tonal beauty and deep emotional involvement."
- Chicago Classical Review: "...the Danish-Israeli musician largely delivered compelling and successful results....Znaider delivered a vital and vigorous performance that consistently held one’s interest."
Nikolaj Znaider. Photo by Lars Gundersen.
Hilary Hahn performed the Dvorak with the Utah Symphony.
- The Salt Lake Tribune: "Not only does she possess flawless technique and captivating musicality, she carries herself with the authority of a queen....Her technical proficiency and the sheer beauty of her tone enthralled the audience.
Christian Tetzlaff performed four solo works by Bach in recital.
- The Berkeley Daily Planet: "As understood through the lens of Christian Tetzlaff’s interpretation, the Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin do indeed seem to progress from darkness and suffering to light and joy. In any case, these are great works that require consummate musicianship from the solo violinist. Christian Tetzlaff presented just such consummate musicianship in this excellent recital."
Renaud Capucon performed Pintscher's "mar'eh" with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
- Los Angeles Times: "The soloist was French violinist Renaud Capucon, who has an ideally lithe tone and who was able to make mysterious melodies come out of, and after a long flight, fade back into the mists."
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