Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The New York Times reviews Ensemble 415



Ensemble 415 will perform in San Diego on Friday Oct. 15, but as part of their US tour, they first stopped in New York at the Frick Collection. Allan Kozinn of the New York Times attended this concert, and you can read his review here. Apparently he seemed to have quite liked it ! What puzzled me however is that he would qualify the Albinoni sonatas on the program as merely 'diverting'. Judging from the recent and absolutely stunning recording that Ensemble 415 made of these sonatas, they are probably among the best pieces Albinoni ever wrote and far more that just 'diverting'. We will just have to find out for ourselves on Friday...
As a reminder, the concert will start at 8pm at the Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr. For more details, refer to www.sdems.org.