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Ensemble

Technically Perfect

SUZANNE TORREY listens to
and watches Joshua Bell

 

The two halves of the program [Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 17 January 2013] couldn't have been more different, but the second half was definitely worth the cacophony of the first. Yes, I know that 'all music was once new', and that there are many varied styles of composition, but there are some things that just are not easy to get through. One such work was the opening work, Lied, by Jörg Widmann, who served as the Cleveland Orchestra's Daniel R Lewis Young Composer 2009-11. The program notes for the orchestra's premier of this work claim a link with the compositional technique of Schubert and that it draws on the 'special atmosphere and emotionality' of Schubert's music, but such was hard to find...

Copyright © 27 January 2013 Suzanne Torrey,
Cleveland USA

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JOSHUA BELL

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

FRANZ WELSER-MOEST

JOERG WIDMANN

BELA BARTOK

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

SEVERANCE HALL

CLEVELAND

OHIO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

VIOLIN MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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Classical Music Programme Notes for concerts and recordings, by Malcolm Miller