The Week in Reviews, Op. 116: Chad Hoopes, Julian Rachlin, Sergey Khachatryan

February 2, 2016, 12:08 PM · 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.

Chad Hoopes performed works by Dvorák, Prokofiev, Ravel, and Franck in recital with pianist David Fung.

Chad Hoopes
Chad Hoopes.

Julian Rachlin performed Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Orchestre National de Paris.

Sergey Khachatryan performed the Sibelius with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Tasmin Little performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

Vadim Gluzman performed the Tchaikovsky with the Reading Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew Trusler performed Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nicola Benedetti performed Szymanowski's Second Violin Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Caroline Goulding performed Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Renaud Capuçon performed the Berg with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Angelo Xiang Yu performed Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Alabama Symphony.

James Ehnes performed the Beethoven with the New York Philharmonic.

Tatiana Chulochnikova performed works by Bach with American Bach Soloists.

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February 3, 2016 at 07:18 AM · Greetings,

I loved this ridiculuous comment.

Playing her Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin, made in 1757, she stunned the audience with sheer brilliance and such world-class artistry that is rarely experienced in Taunton. The storming, standing ovation that followed was exhilaratij

For our American cousins, Taunton is down inthe South west nether regions of Britain. Tauntonians speak an almost incomprehensible dialect and spend their their days chewing a long piece of straw that extends from the mouth and talking to cows. At around four in the afternoon what little work stops while everyone puts the best clotted cream in the world on scones. Pronounced 'sconns' not scohns.' In the evening people gather round the village pub and look for a lady named Rosie to have cider with. Usually she is sleeping in a haystack somewhere. Then everybody gets pissed on the local cider which is the best in the world. No such drink exists in the US. They dont have terrrorist incidents per se, but on ocassion a cow eats fallen appples which ferment in one of the seven stomachs and the unfortunate bovines becomes drunk. A drunk cow is somewhat dangerous so the local bobby (thats 'Swat Team' in the American language ) is called out on his bicycle. He doesnt always come because he is in the haystack with Rosie, but that is another issue.

Lets hope this rustic exstacy was the source of Ms Little's divine performance.

OOOOOOO aaaaaar. wood eee loike a glass of saaaaaiderrrrrrrr



February 3, 2016 at 09:29 PM · lololol Buri oh dear!

February 4, 2016 at 12:32 AM · Well, that's what Tauntonians say to attract the tourists ... In fact, what they really do is go on about idiots going to live in Japan, where they get drunk on this new Japanese Whisky.

Laurie, you've listed more concerts performed in the USA than in the UK - just!!!

February 4, 2016 at 01:48 AM · John

most Japanese whiskey is rubbish but the best one her eis offically recognized as the numbe rone whiskey in the world by the er... whiskey governing body. I belive it costs about as much as a small house per bottle.

February 4, 2016 at 06:39 PM · Send me links to reviews by Tuesday morning, I'll put them in if they seem of general interest!

February 5, 2016 at 01:08 PM · Reviews of violin playing? Or of whiskey?

Hopefully not of Rosie.

February 5, 2016 at 10:05 PM · Rosie's review took a whole n ovel, although perhps it isn't so well know to our cross Atlantic cousins.

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