Review: "Uncommonly poetic"

Bachtrack has reviewed Brett Mitchell's performance with The Cleveland Orchestra on Saturday, August 1 at Blossom Music Center, particularly praising his work with soloist James Ehnes:

It was clear within a few moments of its beginning that this performance of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, with guest soloist James Ehnes, was going to be something special. Ehnes and Mitchell gave a reading that was uncommonly poetic, striking a balance between the concerto’s lyricism and drama, showing a thorough understanding of Barber’s brand of mid-century American romanticism... Mitchell managed the orchestral textures with transparency, while not inhibiting occasional rapturous outpourings.

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