Classical Playlist: Luiza Borac, Alisa Weilerstein, Cédric Tiberghien and More

02.26.14
Alisa Weilerstein
The New York Times

By The New York Times

‘DVORAK’

Alisa Weilerstein, cellist; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
(Decca)

It’s not technical brilliance that makes Alisa Weilerstein’s recording of Dvorak’s much-loved cello concerto special, though the young American cellist has it in spades. It’s the take-no-prisoners emotional investment that is evident in every bar, but never more so than in the heart-wrenching slow movement, where Ms. Weilerstein’s cello appears to take on human shape. The arrangements of songs and dances by Dvorak for cello and piano are also beautifully sung. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

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