Brahms concerto with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony
Mr. Hadelich delivered a patient, transparent interpretation that let Brahms’ materials speak for themselves. His luminous, natural sound popped off the strings, and I half-expected a human voice to emerge from his instrument.
In the thorny materials — the fireworks of Fritz Kreisler’s cadenza, the darker shadings of the first movement, the folksy dance of the finale — as well as the more lyrical ones, Mr. Hadelich maintained a smooth tone, legato phrases and rhythmic solidity. The orchestra and Mr. Honeck provided beautiful accompaniment that enhanced or deepened the ideas expressed by the soloist. (Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 26 2015)