With the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

“Then the violinist Gil Shaham was the soloist for a rapturous, powerful performance of Berg’s great Violin Concerto, written in 1935 and dedicated to ‘the memory of an angel.’…Mr. Shaham played the technically daunting violin part of this two-movement concerto with command, clarity and melting sound. He and the inspired orchestra brought richness and majesty even to the wrenching, torturous first half of the second movement. The performance conveyed the state of uneasy peace and solemn resignation that arrives when Berg folds a harmonically daring, strangely consoling Bach chorale into the long, final episode of the piece.”
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, May 19, 2014