The Week in Reviews, Op. 7: Itzhak Perlman, Anne Akiko Meyers, Lara St. John, and more in concert

November 5, 2013, 11:18 AM · Each week, brings you links to reviews of professional violin performances from around the world.

Itzhak Perlman performed Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Berlioz "Symphony Fantastique"

Anne Akiko Meyers
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Anne Akiko Meyers performed Bernstein's Serenade with the Pasadena Symphony

Lara St. John performed Paganini Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Calgary Philharmonic

Leila Josefowicz performed Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Concerto with the New York Philharmonic

Vadim Gluzman performed the Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony

James Ehnes performed four Vivaldi concertos with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Philippe Quint performed the Tchaikovsky with the Lincoln Symphony

Did you attend a concert or buy a new recording this week? Please tell us about it, in the comments.


November 5, 2013 at 11:26 PM · The review of the Gluzman performance was as idiotic as I have ever seen. When did a violin ever make a tone without a violinist?

November 6, 2013 at 04:54 AM · I have to say that I am discovering a, uh, wide variety of what various publications put forth as reviews. But we'll link 'em all for your reading enjoyment. :^)

November 6, 2013 at 05:06 AM · Feel free to criticize the critics. Yes, that review of Gluzman reminds me of the old yarn about Heifetz, when an audience member came up to him after a concert and bubbled on about what a great sound his instrument had, then Heifetz held the fiddle up to his ear and said, "Funny, I don't hear anything!"

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