09.05.2017

"Boston Symphony Chamber Players deliver adventurous, astute concert"

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The Boston Globe reviews Leif Ove Andsnes' and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall

"The Boston Symphony Chamber Players may be the most reliably excellent performing classical group in town ... The principal musicians from a first-rate orchestra were already a perfect match for this highly chamber music-friendly acoustic space, and their performances always flicker with a sense of adventure and love for their art.

"On the heels of his critically acclaimed performance of Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra last week, Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes led the charge through a riveting rendition of Brahms’s Quartet in C Minor for piano, violin (Malcolm Lowe), viola (Ansell), and cello (Adam Esbensen). From the first pivotal gestures, the music ached with longing, passages of raging turmoil receding into interludes of respite and crashing back into conflict. The final two movements took a minute to click but then simmered with ardent tension, and the weighty strings contrasted with the agile piano as the piece streamed toward a conclusion of staggering catharsis."

Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2017/05/08/boston-symphony-chamber-players-deliver-adventurous-astute-concert/iL12Wbq72m2
Author: Boston Globe

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