So pleased you enjoyed it - she's wonderful, isn't she? Please thank your wife for the rec. I am not familiar with that piece, so will line it up later tonight and look forward to a good listen.Wow ?
What an incredible 11 minutes, amazing performance. I know nothing about classical music, but I know I love this ??
Yeah, man, she was great - so focused and intense. Some of those extended scales in the latter half were flipping insane! At one point, it crossed my mind that they could have ended up sounding 'just' virtuoso, if you know what I mean, but the way she expressed herself took it to the next level. I will likely run a few searches to see what else she's done, ditto the lady conductor - how nice to see one for a change! Cheers, dude, I enjoyed that.
This was a curious experience insofar as I wasn't nearly as captivated and expected to be. She's got chops, no doubt, but there was something a bit gung ho about her interpretation, maybe even a bit detached, I dunno. Hard to explain. I'm actually wondering if it's because November is one of my favourite pieces by Max Richter and I know the studio recording very well, ergo being so used to that version over the years, maybe that's why it didn't gel? Food for thought, definitely. I've since bookmarked her for further listening and also plan to research live versions by different violinists, assuming there are more available, and with a few key questions in mind. For example, is it her playing style generally or just this recital? Will performances by others sound a bit 'off' to my ears too? Etc. My kinda rabbit hole , so again, thanks for sharing.