Azerbaijani Dance:

“Vivacious and appealing in its initial form, Mr. Dorman’s piece was transformed here into an exuberant display of vibrant hues and mottled quarter-tones, its propulsive odd-metered rhythms garnished with brilliant metallic percussion and crafty effects.”

Liszt Piano Concerto with Yefim Bronfman:

“Yefim Bronfman, the soloist, tempered his estimable power with delicacy and finesse.”

Mahler 5th Symphony:

“Ending the concert was a passionate and assured account of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. That these players could make Mahler’s borrowings from Jewish folk and liturgical traditions sound authentic and soulful was no surprise. Mr. Mehta too is a seasoned Mahlerian. ”

James Madison Cox, the principal horn player, was heroic throughout. From harrowing horrors conjured by the trombones to the heavenly luminosity of the Adagietto, Mahler’s every gesture registered to penetrating effect.”

Beethoven in snowy Central Park

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