Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The art of reviewing …

… Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to conduct Philadelphia Orchestra after long absence -

A few weeks ago we attended the Philadelphia Orchestra concert that my friend David Stearns reviewed in this article. I thought Salonen's violin concerto was intriguing, something I wanted to get to know better. As it happens, David had a recording of it and burned me a copy. I have listened to it a number of times since and it confirmed my initial impression. It's an estimable work, and David's review is a model of what a review should be.
Here is more of Salonen and David: Esa-Pekka Salonen unedited (seriously unedited).

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