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Edgar Meyer's Harris Hall recital is a high water mark for festival / Aspen Times review

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Duets with his son George on violin and with the redoubtable Alisa Weilerstein on cello highlighted string bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer's recital Thursday night in Harris Hall. Both were high water marks of a concert that ranged from Bach chorales to a couple of short, fresh and distinctive works by George, all designed to put the bass on display as the opposite of its usual role as the zoom-zoom at the bottom of the music. Meyer can make his instrument sound like a cello. In spots if you closed your eyes you might swear that someone sneaked in a stand-in violin, only to descend to the resonant depths a moment later. His rock solid technique, consummate musicianship and deft touch make the string bass into a unique musical vehicle. Its soft dynamics almost demand that a listener lean forward and pay close attention.

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