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Posted at 12:36 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Weekend links: Lin, Hampson, Guarneri, BSO and Hamelin in review

Music reviews from this weekend in the Washington Post:

Pianist Jenny Lin brings musical impressions of China to the Freer, by Charles Downey.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center brings quiet percussion at the Library of Congress, by Joan Reinthaler.

Guarneri String Quartet plays its last, really its last, concert at University of Maryland, by Joan Reinthaler.

BSO takes on little-known Bruch concerto, Brahms 2 at Strathmore, by Joe Banno. Note that this concert was a perfect pendant to the NSO’s program this week; where the NSO offered Bruch’s 1st (and most famous) violin concerto and Brahms’s 1st symphony, the BSO offered Bruch’s 2nd violin concerto and Brahms’s 2nd symphony.

Marc-Andre Hamelin offers thoughtful virtuosity at Strathmore, by Anne Midgette. There’s another connection here: who would have thought that Washington would get to hear Busoni’s 4th Elegy twice in one weekend, in both Jenny Lin’s concert and Hamelin’s?

By , Charles Downey, Joan Reinthaler and Joe Banno  |  12:36 AM ET, 05/02/2011

 
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