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Maxim Vengerov & SSO bring an expressive approach to - Brahms Violin Concerto in D / The Sydney Morning Herald review

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The Sydney Symphony brought one of the world's great violinists, Maxim Vengerov, to town for Brahms Violin Concerto in D, a work which in its own day was emblematic of purely musical thought untarnished by popularism, political appropriation or cultural relativism. Vengerov's performance was in the great 20th century Russian tradition where strength of tone projection and a characteristic expressive approach dominate. Vengerov eased into the expressive, widely arching theme second theme of the first movement with caressing emphasis on the G sharp and, after bewitching virtuosity in the cadenza, amplified the expressive potential of the Tranquillo coda to the maximum.

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