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


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.


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.

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.

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