VIDEO REVIEW: FISCHER'S FLABBY BRAHMS THIRD
The Bottom Line: Smart coupling, beautiful Second Serenade, gorgeous sound, but a disappointing Third Symphony, whose outer movements lack rhythm and excitement, even with an unusually swift tempo for the finale. Fischer seems unable to give the music the strength, the backbone that Brahms demands . . .
THE SCHWARZENBERG TRIO'S CLASSICAL HEAD AND CONTEMPORARY HEART
Although the pandemic upended the Schwarzenberg Trio's plans to tour with this provocatively contrasted program, they did manage to record it. In the Beethoven Op. 1 No.
ANDREW VON OEYEN'S PANDEMIC NARRATIVE
Andrew von Oeyen looks upon this Bach and Beethoven program as a musical narrative of his pandemic experience. Had there been no concert cancellations or lockdowns, would Oeyen have played these works differently? Would his finger work throughout Bach's Overture in the French Style have yielded . . .