The Week in Reviews, Op. 353: Rachel Barton Pine; Pinchas Zukerman subs for Itzhak Perlman; Daniel Hope & Paul Neubauer

May 17, 2022, 12:51 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Rachel Barton Pine
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

Rachel Barton Pine performed Joseph Bologne's Violin Concerto in A Major with Apollo’s Fire.

Pinchas Zukerman performed as soloist and conductor with the Houston Symphony, subbing for Itzhak Perlman who canceled after testing positive for COVID.

* Wishing Mr. Perlman well!

Daniel Hope and violist Paul Neubauer performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Bella Hristova performed David Ludwig's Violin Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alina Ibragimova performed Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Amalia Hall performed John Corigliano’s 'The Red Violin – Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra' with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Madeleine Mitchell performed Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra.

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May 18, 2022 at 03:53 PM · Zukerman subbing for Perlman? Well, I never (apparently they're friends)!!!

Looking at the critique, I am not surprised that "Neither piece felt particularly demanding on a technical level, but it didn’t matter; Zukerman seemed much more invested in honoring the melodies than basking in personal glory" - Zukerman has chosen to perform a sizeable amount of "easy music" (I remember him performing Elgar's "Six Easy Pieces").

Doubtless, the two of them have been frequently compared as violinists, but has a single comparison of them as conductors ever been made?

May 18, 2022 at 06:53 PM · I'm less concerned about any comparisons between Zukerman and Perlman and more concerned about Mr. Perlman possibly having COVID - I had it two weeks ago and while being vaccinated four times helps, I was still sick. Wishing Mr. Perlman a mild case, speedy recovery and all the best.

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