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Azul (2006): Reviews
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From: New Jersey Star-Ledger (Bradley Bambarger)

Beginning with the cello crying lyrically over a wave-like orchestral hum, "Azul" demanded rhapsodies from Weilerstein across the full range of her instrument. The concerto isn't the typical display piece, though, its energy more inward. After a quiet cadenza, the music heated up like an Indian raga, with Weilerstein digging into the rocking rhythm. The mix of cello, percussion and the "hyper-accordion" was ravishing, but one of the most moving passages was for brass, a part that sounded like a page smudged from a Bach cantata, like a beautiful, barely graspable memory.

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