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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Links: Bashmet disappoints, Steinbacher shines, and other recent reviews

Catching up on reviews from the past few days. Robert Battey was sorely disappointed by the much-anticipated appearance of the Moscow Soloists under Yuri Bashmet and Misha Maisky. He also weighed in on the Perlman Quint Bailey Trio at the Jewish Community Center, which needed more rehearsal. (Link to come.)
Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists celebrated their anniversary last week at Strathmore — and disappointed our critic. (Photo by Oleg Nachinkin) (Courtesy of International Classical Artists) (Oleg Nachinkin - Oleg Nachinkin)

Cecelia Porter checked in on Sarah Chang playing the Mendelssohn concerto at another concert of staples by the National Philharmonic. She was also enthralled by the Washington Bach Consort under Reilly Lewis.

There have been an awful lot of Bach cello suites going around lately, but Charles T. Downey found much to admire in Tanya Tompkins’s long-postponed original-instrument performance at the Library of Congress.

Joan Reinthaler was impressed by the pianist Joyce Yang at Wolf Trap. She was a little less enthusiastic about the Kioi Sinfonietta in the echoing spaces of the National Gallery.
But the violinist Arabella Steinbacher shone with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Jiri Hronik) (Courtesy of IMG Artists) (Jiri Hronik - Jiri Hronik)

Joe Banno was delighted with Arabella Steinbacher’s Beethoven violin concerto with Jun Markl and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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