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Performer: Alisa Weilerstein

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LondonProm 12: Beethoven, Shostakovich & Rachmaninov

Beethoven, Shostakovich, Norman, Rachmaninov
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Karina Canellakis; Alisa Weilerstein

MadridSinfónico 3: Histeria colectiva

Sinfónico 3: Histeria colectiva
Río-Pareja, Shostakovich, Stravinsky
Orquesta Nacional de España; David Afkham; Alisa Weilerstein

New York CityAll Dvorak Programme

Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Alisa Weilerstein

ChicagoSymphony Center presents: Czech Philharmonic

Fišer, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Alisa Weilerstein

San FranciscoCzech Philharmonic plays Dvořák

Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Alisa Weilerstein
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Shostakovich, Brahms and Simon Holt in Birmingham

Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
Alisa Weilerstein delivered an amazingly raw performance of Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto, whereas Ilan Volkov and the CBSO’s renditions of Simon Holt and Brahms (reimagined by Schoenberg) proved alienating and overblown.
***11
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Sumptuous Barber with Weilerstein and the Cleveland

Alisa Weilerstein © Roger Mastroianni courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
A rousing Dvořák Symphony no. 8 and that composer’s The Water Sprite filled out a highly satisfying performance.
***11
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National pride without sentimentality

Tomáš Netopil © Marco Borggreve
Tomáš Netopil directs ideal, ‘non-dairy’ performances of Mozart and Dvořák.
****1
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Revolt against tradition: Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan at Wigmore Hall

Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
The unmistakable approach of the American cellist lent itself easily to both Stravinsky and a recent work by Steven Mackey. It also twisted Brahms a little beyond recognition.
***11
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BBCSO finds common threads in Berlioz, Rebel and Dusapin

Joshua Weilerstein and Alisa Weilerstein perform Bartók as an encore © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
An inspired piece of programming illustrates the continuities in angst-filled works from the Baroque, Romantic and contemporary eras.
****1
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