Links: Reviews of Repin, Chen, and other weekend highlights

March 19, 2012

Vadim Repin had an off night on Friday. (Photo by Kasskara/Deutsche Grammophon; courtesy of CAMI.) (Kasskara/Deutsche Grammophon)

Stephen Brookes, however, enjoyed the Folger Consort’s spotlight on Francesca Caccini, “the most interesting composer you’ve never heard of.”(Unless, of course, you happen to have heard of her.)

As if we weren’t getting enough “Music of Budapest, Prague and Vienna” at the Kennedy Center this month, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra offered its own program this weekend of Dvorak, Janacek, Kodaly, and Beethoven. Cecelia Porter reviewed.


But Robert Battey praised Ray Chen — who won the Queen Elisabeth competition in 2009 when Repin was on the jury. (Photo by Uwe Arens; courtesy of CAMI.) (Uwe Arens/Uwe Arens)

Robert Battey found a lot to like about the young violinist Ray Chen (web-only review).

And Joe Banno checked out the new(ish) Amerigo Trio, co-founded by Glenn Dicterow (concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic), which appeared at Dumbarton Church (web-only review).

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