The Week in Reviews, Op. 259: Daniel Hope; Renaud Capucon; James Ehnes

February 19, 2019, 12:26 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.

Daniel Hope performed as music director/concertmaster/soloist with New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope. Photo by Thomas Entzeroth.

Renaud Capuçon performed Matthias Pintscher’s violin concerto "mar’eh" with the New World Symphony, with the composer conducting.

James Ehnes performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

Igudesman & Joo performed with pianist Yuja Wang at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall.

Anthony Marwood performed Thomas Adès' violin concerto "Concentric Circles" with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Gil Shaham performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the San Francisco Symphony.

Blake Pouliot performed Max Bruch’s "Scottish Fantasy" with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Angelo Xiang Yu, performed the Butterfly Lovers Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony.

Ning Feng performed the Brahm's Violin Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

In-mo Yang performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

Yury Revich performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra .

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou performed Chausson’s Poeme and Ravel’s Tzigane with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chen Yangyuetong performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra, in Worcester, Mass.

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February 19, 2019 at 09:10 PM · Of course, "the 1773 Guarneri del Gesú instrument that previously belonged to Isaac Stern" is no such thing, as Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesù" died in 1744. The error was copied verbatim from the original review, but maybe we can have it correct here on

This is the "Panette" of 1737 ; Stern also owned and played the "Ysayë" of 1740. Apparently many of the recordings he did were done with the "Panette" because he found it easier to play, but he gave up the "Panette" first in his final years.

February 19, 2019 at 09:30 PM · Good catch! I will make a note of it up in the story.

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