>>Fine nuance, excellent phrasing and pacing, and as always, that gorgeous tone so reminiscent of Feuermann. But something is lacking: a feeling of emotional abandon, of the wild sway of the music, that even Feuermann achieved with a pickup orchestra under the direction of his friend Michael Taube. Yet I lay the failure of this performance much more at the feet of Jun Märkl, one of those postmodern conductors for whom every piece of music is a slick, polished, metronomic, and featureless blob of sound. Oh yes, Märkl draws a beautiful tone from the Indianapolis orchestra. But so do Paavo Järvi, Gustavo Dudamel, and roughly 45 other youngish conductors. They're selling classical to an audience that grew up on rock music, for whom classical does not mean anything emotional. <<
I'm among that audience who grew up on rock music and later entered the realm of classical music. And I know a few other people here went the same way...
But what do you all think about this reviewers point of view?