Classical Music Review

Beethoven, Shostakovich get an airing from Cleveland Orchestra in Miami


South Florida Classical Review

Tense, riveting Shostakovich and mushy, shapeless Beethoven made for a mixed evening Friday, as the Cleveland Orchestra continued its Miami residency.

The soloist in the Beethoven Violin Concerto was the renowned American violinist Joshua Bell. Although he received the predictable cheers and standing ovation from the Arsht Center audience, his interpretation made this vast, expansive work feel smaller, less dramatic and lacking a sense of musical architecture.

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