NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK
CD review of Sibelius and Adès violin concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu
Music from the heart. The violinist showcases [in Sibelius] his fantasy and expressive palette. What a variety of colours he can draw from his Stradivarius! How he shimmers between opulent and intimate moments, between melancholy and euphoria. [...] The Thomas Adès concerto is free of pretence - an angular work full of inner turmoil, and brutally honest. Hadelich fills this work, for all its virtuosity, with his own character, surrendering himself to it entirely. The cheerful young man who was whistling on the street now stands before us as a complex, serious and mature musician, with a depth of expression that is moving.
Norddeutscher Rundfunk | NDR Kultur | 19th March 2014