“The terrific young American pianist Orion Weiss played the solo part with refinement and elegance essential to the urbanity in Ravel’s music. I’ve heard other pianists go too far with this concerto, taking too many liberties with the melancholy second movement, or pressing extremes in other ways. Weiss did none of this. His performance was expressively tasteful, full with lightness of touch and poetic insight. His deep technique constantly served the piece’s musical aims rather than showing itself off, a quality of reserve that eludes many young virtuosos.”…Read More