It’s Beethoven’s 250th birthday year: reviews of four sets of the complete piano concertos from, respectively, Paul Lewis, Stewart Goodyear, Inon Barnatan, and Stephen Hough.
This weekend’s concert fires on all cylinders. Don’t miss it.
There’s a lot of music by Christopher Rouse to appreciate, ponder, puzzle over, and study in what we’ve got here.
Julian Rachlin is a Romantic violinist in the best sense: he has technique to burn, but isn’t overly showy. His tone is pure, his intonation impeccable, and in his playing the melodic line is – even in the busiest solo textures – given pride of place.