The Week in Reviews, Op. 130: Pavel Milyukov, Rachel Barton Pine, James Ehnes

May 10, 2016, 10:42 AM · 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.

Pavel Milyukov performed Bach's Chaconne with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra... in a Roman amphitheater in the recently recaptured Syrian city of Palmyra.

After an adventure getting there, Rachel Barton Pine performed the Beethoven with the New Mexico Philharmonic.

James Ehnes performed the Williams with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Gil Shaham performed the Tchaikovsky with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Dmitry Sinkovsky performed works by Vivaldi... and sang arias by Albinoni and Handel with the Seattle Symphony.

Itzhak Perlman performed the Andante from Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 with Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala.

Mayuko Kamio performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Susanna Ogata performed the Torelli with the Handel & Haydn Society.

Simone Porter performed the Tchaikovsky with the Berkeley Symphony.

Vadim Gluzman performed the Tchaikovsky with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Guy Braunstein performed the Brahms with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

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May 10, 2016 at 09:20 PM · Thank You Laurie for bringing the news!

Or I will never hear of Pavel Milyukov. Where do you find this stuff? ??

That was a truly monumental event!!!! It was literally unreal!!! And the guy plays both violin and cello!!!???? You have to b kidding!

Though i was unable to go see Rachel Barton Pine performing Beethoven's Concerto, I knew it would also be epic, as far as I know, Rachel Barton Pine is unique not just as an unbelievable violinist, but her understanding of the Beethoven concerto, being the first to ever recorded both the Clement and Beethoven, and i believe at the time the only person other than Clement and Beethoven himself know of the connection between the two concertos and thus the soul of her Beethoven concerto (as you can hear, more than or not in other performances) carries Clement and the friendship between Beethoven and Clement! The Beethoven Violin concerto is THE Violin Concerto by an infinite margin in my mind!!!!

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