The Week in Reviews, Op. 220: Leila Josefowicz; Augustin Hadelich; Alexi Kenney

March 5, 2018, 12:34 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.

Leila Josefowicz performed Adams’s Scheherazade.2 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Leila Josefowicz
Leila Josefowicz. Photo by Chris Lee.

Augustin Hadelich performed Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Alexi Kenney performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Alexander Barantschik performed Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the San Francisco Symphony.

Valerij Sokolov performed the Brahms with the Staatskapelle Weimar.

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March 5, 2018 at 11:42 PM · Oh dear...Schoenberg second violin concerto doesn't exist. Barantschik played Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2.

If the reviewer can't even get Schoenberg and Shostakovich straight, not sure how much journalistic value there is in this "review"...

March 6, 2018 at 01:11 AM · Not sure how that happened. The reviewer is clearly talking about Shostakovich's No. 2, and he gets it right later in the review.

My favorite part of the review? While Ravel's Bolero has been called a number of things, that's the first time I've ever seen it referred to as "extremely distasteful." :)

March 6, 2018 at 08:49 PM · I wondered about that, Dorian! Thanks for letting me know about the reviewer's error, I will at least fix it here!

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