The Week in Reviews, Op. 159: Itzhak Perlman, Isabelle Faust; Midori; Augustin Hadelich
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Itzhak Perlman performed works by Beethoven, Franck and Stravinsky in recital with pianist Rohan De Silva and Isabelle Faust performed Beethoven's violin sonatas with pianist Alexander Melnikov.
- Nashville Scene: "As usual, (Perlman) played everything with polish and panache." and "Faust’s playing seemed very German, and thus very intellectual. A serious, stylish artist, she made minimal use of vibrato to create a very pure, luminous sound."
Augustin Hadelich performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
- Violinist.com: "...his solo emerged as a joyous outpouring of sound..."
- Los Angeles Times: "From his delicately calibrated entrance to the Hungarian-sounding Rondo finale...Hadelich's lean, burnished tone was supremely graceful and communicative."
Midori performed the Beethoven for the Rochester Symphony.
- Post Bulletin: "In short, this was a tremendous concert, one where the audience rewarded Midori with numerous curtain calls at the end."
Nikolaj Znaider performed the Beethoven with the New York Philharmonic.
- New York Classical Review: "Beethoven’s Violin Concerto received a wonderfully focused and communicative performance from violinist Nikolaj Znaider, conductor Iván Fischer and the Philharmonic players."
Gina DiBello performed Bach's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Music of the Baroque.
- Chicago Classical Review: "DiBello delivered distinctive Bach playing that was a model of taste, pure tone and refined expression. In the opening Allegro her playing was vigorous, technically immaculate and individual, exploring a rare degree of dynamic nuance."
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