THE STRAD

CD review: Histoire du Tango
Despite its rather nebulous title, this curiously constructed disc confirms Augustin Hadelich’s place among the most admired violinists of his generation. Opening with a vibrant performance of one of Piazzolla’s most famous scores, he moves idiomatically through the work’s many moods and, with judiciously used portamento, adds much to the dance’s smoochy atmosphere.

Five of Manuel de Falla’s songs from Canciones populares españolas are captured in a range of subtle colours, each one moulded and characterised to reflect the words of the original song.

[…] The disc’s only work written for violin and guitar is Paganini’s Sonata concertata, a score that requires no great display of virtuosity. That facet is reserved for the following variations on an aria from Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto, where Hadelich flawlessly meets the improbable task of playing it all on the G string.
THE STRAD - May 2013 - David Denton

Indianapolis Violin Competition 2006
German Augustin Hadelich showed his superlative musicianship in a daring performance of Mozart’s lesser-known Concerto No. 2, in which he presented cadenzas of striking originality…
Hadelich proved himself a masterful musician in a searing performance of the beloved Bartók [concerto no. 2] that left both audience and orchestra cheering.
THE STRAD (December 2006 issue)