Concert review: Sol Gabetta and Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra at Tonhalle Zurich, 2016-04-25 — Tchaikovsky: “Francesca da Rimini”, Symphonic Fantasy in E minor, op.32; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.126; Prokofiev: Symphony No.7 in C♯ minor, op.131
Duo recital with Narek Hakhnazaryan and Oxana Shevchenko, Marianensaal, Lucerne, 2016-03-06 — Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.3 in A major, op.69; Shostakovich: Préludes, arranged for cello & piano by Lera Auerbach; Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata in G minor, op.19
Concert review, ETH Zurich, 2016-01-19: Quatuor Sine Nomine — J.C. de Arriaga: String Quartet in D minor; Shostakovich: String Quartet No.7 in F♯ minor, op.108; Borodin: String Quartet No.2 in D major
Concert Review, KKL Lucerne, 2016-01-17: Sol Gabetta and Alexei Volodin playing Beethoven Cello Sonatas op.5/1 in F major and op.102/1 in C major; Prokofiev: Adagio op.97bis, Sonata in C major op.119
Concert review: Anna Vinnitskaya, Rafael Payare / Philharmonia Zurich — Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, op.15; Shostakovich: Symphony No.10 in E minor, op.93
Natalia Gutman played with rich rubato, exploring the depth, the melodic strength of Dvořák’s composition with her dense, soft and singing tone (…) often, in lyrical passages, the soloist appeared completely immersed into the music, listening and playing with closed eyes (…)
The fourth movement, Allegretto, “Intermezzo interrotto” is rhythmically intricate, playing with Bohemian folk melodies — in typical Bartók / Hungarian manner, the meter is changing almost from bar to bar, leaving western ears “hanging in mid-air”: the orchestra’s playing was very good and appeared almost effortless.