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The Week in Reviews, Op. 306: Chee-Yun; Daniel Hope; Gil Shaham

January 21, 2020, 5:29 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.

Violinist Chee-Yun Kim.

Chee-Yun performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64. with the Palm Beach Symphony.

Daniel Hope and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke performed “Intonations" with a quartet of San Francisco Opera Orchestra musicians, using the Violins of Hope.

Gil Shaham performed Dvorak's Violin Concerto with the Dallas Symphony.

Augustin Hadelich performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Spokane Symphony.

Leila Josefowicz performed John Adams' Violin Concerto with the San Diego Symphony.

David Coucheron performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Vadim Gluzman performed Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Houston Symphony.

Martin Chalifour performed solos by Bach and Telemann with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Jennifer Koh performed Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

Randall Goosby performed Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Lisa Batiashvili performed the Berg Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Alice Lee performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.2 with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Janusz Wawrowski performed Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic.

Joshua Bell performed Bach with Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Edinburgh.

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January 22, 2020 at 04:40 AM · Okay, I'm stumped. What's a thatchy tone?

January 22, 2020 at 05:28 AM · Isn't thatchy something like "fat" or "thick"?

January 22, 2020 at 04:53 PM · Like a big straw welcome mat, of course! Chee Yun is a sensitive and imaginative player with a great sound when I heard her, regardless of whatever a thatchy tone is.

January 22, 2020 at 05:33 PM · Do you think "bright and thatchy tones" was an attempt to say she elicited a range of contrasting timbres? "Bright" suggests concentrated or razor-edged, whereas "thatchy" seems deep and luscious...

January 23, 2020 at 10:26 PM · As someone said, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture..."

...but some are better than it than others!

And we all love Chee-Yun!

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