MANNHEIMER MORGEN

CD review: Brahms & Ligeti concertos
Off to the violin Olympics. To experience Augustin Hadelich’s full mastery, one only has to hear his own three-and-a-half-minute cadenza in the Brahms Violin Concerto, in which he fans the flames of his unbridled and boundless virtuosity with wild runs, double-stopping, fiery tremolo and smoulderingly emphatic cantilena. An absolute wonder.
MANNHEIMER MORGEN, April 14 2019

Mendelssohn Concerto in Mannheim
They really do exist, those moments of perfection in which everything positive comes together and melts into a musical experience of sheer heavenliness. In the first Academy concert of the season, the formula was simple: Soddy+Hadelich+NTO=optimum Mendelssohn. NTO stands for National Theatre Orchestra Mannheim, Soddy for Mannheim’s principal  conductor, and Hadelich for the best violinist in the world. Any further questions? Of course the relativity of such judgements preceeds Einstein, but anyone who loves their Mendelssohn violin concerto to be fleet, flexible and refined will have relished pure indulgence. For all his virtuosity, Hadelich’s playing never loses its profundity.
MANNHEIMER MORGEN, October 4 2018

 

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