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The Week in Reviews, Op. 73: Caroline Goulding, Stefan Jackiw, Elena Urioste

Laurie Niles

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Published: March 10, 2015 at 8:25 PM [UTC]

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.

Caroline Goulding performed Mozart's Violin Concert No. 4 with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Calgary Herald: "Goulding’s Mozart was grace itself, with the melodies delivered with sensitively and the passagework clear and flowing. Everywhere there was a sense of play and good humour, notable elements of this attractive, modest concerto."

Caroline Goulding
Caroline Goulding. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Stefan Jackiw performed the Korngold with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

  • Dallas Morning News: " With a silvery tone that just occasionally got a little steely, he supplied dazzling brilliance and bold expressivity. If anything, his dramatic molding of phrases sometimes flirted with excess, and his tendency to rush virtuosic passages sometimes challenged the orchestra to keep up. But this was an intensely committed and brilliantly executed performance, the violin’s first entrance in the slow movement of heart-stopping beauty."

Elena Urioste performed the Beethoven with the New York Youth Symphony.

  • The New York Times: The soloist, Elena Urioste, played with an enchanting, sweet tone and shapely phrasing. There was an unaffected purity and naturalness to the trills that are sprinkled all over the solo part.

Augustin Hadelich performed the Dvorák with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Democrat & Chronicle: "When it came to Hadelich's ability to execute the composer's phrases fluidly and with tender tunefulness, the violinist's efforts could not have been bettered. In short, even if Hadelich's interpretation lacked bite at times, he consistently served up tasty melodic morsels."

Natalia Lomenko performed Prokofiev's 1st Violin Concerto with the Bristol Met Orchestra.

  • Bristol Post: "Excellent playing by the orchestra accompanied the superb soloist."

Renaud Capuçon performed the Lindberg with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

  • The Guardian: "The buzz and gumption of Magnus Lindberg’s Violin Concerto completed the programme, with Renaud Capuçon as a frenetic, searching soloist. He hurtled around his violin, matching the dogged insistence of the Schubert and the brawn of the Beethoven. The SCO didn’t quite muster the work’s filmic expanses, but gave beautifully nimble, lissom support."

Renaud Capuçon performed the Beethoven with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

  • Edinburgh Guide: "He gave an outstanding performance of the complex cadenza in the first movement and in the middle movement, the Larghetto, he brought out to perfection the sweet melodies Beethoven so often includes in his music. And his playing in the finale was superb, one of the best performances I have heard."

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