Music reviews from this weekend in the Washington Post:
Pianist Jenny Lin brings musical impressions of China to the Freer, by Charles Downey.
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?