The Week in Reviews, Op. 269: Joshua Bell trio; Simone Porter; Benjamin Beilman; Nicola Benedetti

May 1, 2019, 2:22 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.

Joshua Bell cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk performed a chamber recital at Boston's Symphony Hall.

Jeremy Denk, Joshua Bell and Stephen Isserlis
Jeremy Denk, Joshua Bell and Stephen Isserlis. Photo by Shervin Lainez.

Simone Porter performed the Korngold Violin Concerto with the Long Beach Symphony.

Benjamin Beilman performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

Nicola Benedetti performed Elgar's Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Eldbjørg Hemsing performed in recital with pianist Nargiz Aliyarova at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in New York.

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

Patricia Kopatchinskaja performed with pianist Polina Leschenko and clarinetist Reto Bieri in Wigmore Hall.

Rachel Barton Pine performed in recital with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour at he Logan Center in Chicago.

Ruggero Allifranchini performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Rimma Bergeron-Langlois performed in recital with pianist Keiko Ohnunki Andrews at Florida Southern College.

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May 1, 2019 at 10:05 PM · Nicola Benedetti's Elgar which can be heard in its entirety with the link to the BBC website had a few small blemishes but most of the time her awesome technique is fully on display. She applies her incredibly gorgeous sound to everything in spades, which is an interpretation in itself. I hope she doesn't change too much if she records it. Maybe playing on a Strad does make a difference.(!)

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