News from Jonathan Wentworth Associates --
Mark Kaplan's much anticipated 2-CD set of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for solo violin was just released on the Bridge label. Praise for Kaplan's "extraordinary lyricism"
quickly followed. "Kaplan creates here an entire world of feeling and emotion. For him, these are obviously not just Bach pieces to be played but major, monumental structures to be explored and savored"
Carducci Quartet nominated for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award: Honored for its landmark Shostakovich 15 project, the RPS awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK and
the list of previous winners reads like a Who’s Who of classical music. The performances garnered universal acclaim: “truly extraordinary stamina in a musical marathon... astonishing intensity... once in a lifetime
event” [The Guardian]"
Grammy winning guitarist Jason Vieaux did the 'Twist' with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center last night on an all-new music program. With ensemble members he reprised Vivien Fung's
'Twist' and Mario Davidovsky's 'Festino' about which the critic wrote:"Tautly played by Jason Vieaux, the guitar line fizzed with energy, occasionally evoking a mandolin, surrounded by thickets of
pizzicatos from his colleagues. A more alert, precise reading can hardly be imagined." [New York Classical Review]
Video of the "new" Grieg concerto showcases pianist Yael Weiss and the Israel Camerata with conductor Uriel Segal. Enthusiastic audiences in Tel Aviv, Rehovot and Savion greeted Mordechai
Rechtman's orchestration and hailed Weiss' driving performances. Israel's premiere daily press, Ha’aretz, Israel, has offered high praise: “A display of superb musicianship”.
Video of The Crossroads Project was just produced on SciTechCentral from WUCF in Orlando. The Fry Street Quartet and physicist Rob Davies' are shown in performance with large-screen
graphics and paintings, followed by interviews with scientists from the University of Central Florida on the climate change topic. The quartet brings the issues alive with "technical precision and scorching
spontaneity" [Strad Magazine]