Review: ASO goes “degenerate,” falls flat with Schubert, dazzles with Mendelssohn, Abduraimov [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 27 Apr 2012, ArtsATL

Uzbekian pianist Behzod Abduraimov, just 21, performs with the ASO. He's a rarity among young musical performers, an artist of sensitivity and sensibility whose phrasing, musical detail and emotional engagement make the music far more than mere notes.

Uzbekian pianist Behzod Abduraimov, just 21, performs with the ASO. He’s a rarity among young musical performers, an artist of sensitivity and sensibility whose phrasing, musical detail and emotional engagement make the music far more than mere notes.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a program Thursday evening devoted to composers whose music was suppressed in the 1930s by Nazi Germany, either because they were of Jewish heritage or their works were labeled “degenerate” (“Entartete”). Guest conductor Michael Christie led the orchestra, and pianist Behzod Abduraimov was the featured soloist. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL