Chicago Classical Review

Tue 17 Jun 2014

[On Midori's performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki at the Ravinia Festival]

Midori delivered a wholly satisfying performance, tackling this ineradicable warhorse with characteristic verve, fire, and tonal gleam. She brought a lithe, lyric elegance to the music while mining the melancholy introspection of the Canzonetta with subtly shaded expression and providing bristling bravura in the finale's solo fireworks.

Lawrence A. Johnson