Fiddle News

April 1, 2007

Julia Fischer Leaves ‘Em Breathless

Filed under: Music,Review — tmyers2002 @ 5:58 pm

Julia FischerJulia Fischer brought the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto to Minnesota, and David Hawley of the Pioneer Press wrote that it was a guaranteed crowd pleaser, played with a “lovely, singing lyricism” and a “great deal of heart.” Larry Fuchsberg of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (free membership pass required) gave her an even more enthusiastic review, praising her “poetic, unworldly aura”. Kurt Klussendorf saw the performance and in his review he said it was like watching “Valentino Rossi on the MotoGP circuit” (Fiddlenews is guessing that’s a good thing), while, Spartacus reviewing the performance for the Ken in the City Blog was not won over, saying Fischer’s performance was marred by constant “slowing down and speeding back up of the tempos.”

Speaking of blogs, here’s a post from Racine of the “Still trying to figure it out” blog. She saw Fischer play the Khatchaturian concerto in Washington DC and noticed at one point that she wasn’t breathing. Hope she’s ok, and if so she might want to check out this blog post from It’s an excerpt from Fischer’s newly released Brahm’s CD.


1 Comment »

  1. Julia Fischer’s new Brahms recording on PentaTone is coming out toward the end of April and she’s playing the Concerto April 18-19 with the NY Phil.

    Comment by Mark Berry — April 2, 2007 @ 8:52 am

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