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Two debuts and some blazing Brahms

Violinist Janine Jansen and cellist Alisa Weilerstein perform the Brahms Double Concerto with guest conductor Hans Graf and the BSO last night. Violinist Janine Jansen and cellist Alisa Weilerstein perform the Brahms Double Concerto with guest conductor Hans Graf and the BSO last night. (Michael J. Lutch)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / March 20, 2009

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Who doesn't love a mighty big-boned Romantic concerto from time to time? The problem is that too often these warhorses just aren't played with real conviction or a burning sense of purpose. And few things are more depressing than hearing a famous but road-weary soloist phone in a vapid performance of a piece that's supposed to explode from the stage. ... (Full article: 464 words)

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