Yesterday, we shared a review of the Joshua Smith/Jory Vinikour album JS Bach Flute Sonatas, so today we thought we’d share with you the review of their live concert of these pieces from the same reviewer Voix des Arts.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW: Recital by Joshua Smith, Flute, and Jory Vinikour, Harpsichord (First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, OH; 12 December 2008)
There is an ironic perversion at the heart of serious music, in that a significant component of the collective thrill enjoyed by an audience is derived from the uncertainty inherent in music-making. The wonder of witnessing a performance by a great artist at the height of his powers, confirming his reputation and giving the audience a glimpse into a private world of genius and creativity, is matched on a darker level by the secret lust for failure, for the toppling of an idol and an atypically poor performance that proves just as memorable as a remarkable one…To continue reading this concert review, please click HERE
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