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Saturday, 23 March 2013

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Brad Heffran

Of the reviews, yours is the only one that makes me think I might have actually been at the same concert. Dufour's stellar work rescued a first half program of somewhat slight pieces. I felt as though I must have been cringing through most of the beloved Tchaikovsky 4, so obnoxious were the vulgar tempo changes. By the time the cymbals fell a full beat behind in the finale, I was rather over the whole thing.

Andrew Patner

Thank you, sir. There are very few concerts where I feel as if much of my evening has been wasted, and the musicians' time as well . . .

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