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Gil Shaham performed Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto in G minor and Dvorak’s Concerto in A minor with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
William Shaub performed in recital with orchestra colleagues for his Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Series.
Joshua Bell and pianist Daniil Trifonov performed in recital at Symphony Hall in Boston.
Leila Josefowicz performed Helen Grime's Violin Concerto with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
The Hermitage Piano Trio performed in recital for the Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg.
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I rather think the comment on Josh Bell is strange as well - slides are definitely okay in Franck, yes? And the direct line from Bell to Gingold to Ysaye, the dedicatee of the Sonata, makes me feel like if anyone is informed on the matter, he is. No need to question his slides.
Apart from the fact that I fail to find "stratospheric G passage work" in the Franck. Or is there a Franck I am not aware of?
It does go very high on the G string in the 2nd movement, and that is probably what the "stratospheric G" comment is about. And that is impressive, to make it sound beautiful (and in tune) way up there.
But it's high on the fingerboard, not high actual notes, and the word "stratospheric" makes me think of much higher actual pitches. So it is a little bit of an odd way to say it.
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April 12, 2023 at 06:06 PM · The Ludwig van Toronto comment on Helen Grime's violin concerto is harsh and unfair.