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San Francisco Chronicle by Joshua Kosman
[...] Tetzlaff joined Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony for a superb performance of Bartók's Second Violin Concerto. This was a virtuoso display of technical bravura and emotional eloquence, all wrapped into one beautifully integrated package. [...] Tetzlaff seemed to have all of these tonal shifts directly at his fingertips, moving from one mood to another with effortless ease - and, more important, helping the listener hear the connections among the concerto's disparate strains. [...] In the slow movement, Tetzlaff rose to even greater heights, probing the molodic contours of the main theme in ways that made each successive variation sound both surprising and logical. The finale, in which the orchestra plays its most important role,brought the concerto to a close in a flurry of showmanship. [...]
Saint Louis Post Dispatch, Arpil 7th 2014 - Robertson and friend provide power and beauty - by Sarah Bryan Miller
[...] Tetzlaff was phenomenal, preforming in a manner that had to be seen as well as heard in order to be believed. His technique is astonishing, as is his stamina, in a work that runs three-quarters of an hour and keeps its soloist hopping for most of the time. [...]
Boston Classical Review, 31st March 2014 - Tetzlaff, Vogt bring illumination and intensity to duo recital
by Aaron Keebaugh
[...] Yet this is music of arresting beauty. The whistling tones that Tetzlaff pulled from his violin hovered in midair. Vogt's scattered chords left harmonics in their wake, the sound circling overhead like a halo. The soaring line of Bewegt, the fourth of the set, died away into brittle tones in a single melodic arch - compressed romanticism at its finest.The show-stopper of the afternoon was Bartók's Violin Sonata No. 1, which featured the duo in equally rich and adventurous territory.
[...] Yet this turbulent music breaks frequently into spry themes and passages of warm lyricism. Tetzlaff and Vogt supplied lovely singing tone for the aria and variations of the Adagio. The Scherzo, taken at a brisk pace, had the romp of a Ländler, and their sparkling reading of the finale put the exclamation point on the afternoon's program. [...]
Boston Globe, 01st April 2014 - With Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt, everything sounds bigger and better - by David Weininger
[...] When the violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt reached this passage in their Sunday recital at Jordan Hall, several things happened. Tetzlaff's tone darkened substantially, the tempo slowed a bit, and he and Vogt expanded the dynamic range, so that each dissonance seemed like a cry of pain. When the music shifted back to the major, it was as though dawn had broken after a long night.
[...] But what was most remarkable was that there was no moment in this entire, familiar, piece that didn't convey a sense of total creative investment. [...]
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