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Press & Notable Quotes

Press Reviews:

“Feldman, an artist who combines communicative urgency with tonal splendor”
— Gramophone (Donald Rosenberg)
“Emmanuel Feldman was superb in the Bach Solo Suites”
— Boston Globe (Richard Dyer)
“Technically challenging, the concerto sounds exhilarating in this bracing and confident performance”
— New York Times (Anthony Tommasini)
“Feldman’s commanding technical prowess, sense of poetry, and identification with the spirit of the music combines with Gambill’s hand-in-glove conducting to create a brilliantly enjoyable performance”
— Strings Magazine (Laurence Vittes)
“With sweep and spirit, Feldman offers a fine variety of tone color, from the dark richness of his C string to the penetrating clarity of the upper positions”
— Fanfare (James Reel)
“All of this (album) played with great fervor and technical flair by Feldman and his partners”
— American Record Guide (D. Moore)
“Feldman in particular plays with real panache and a warm singing tone…recommended without reservation.”
— Classics Today (David Hurwitz) 
"Emmanuel Feldman's tone is as beautiful as it is enormous and he can carry a long line with great flexibility, never sacrificing the logic of its direction."
— Boston Globe (Michael Manning)
“Emmanuel Feldman combines his masterly playing with a complete understanding of the style of the music and a genuinely deep affection for the work (Thomson Cello Concerto)”  
— Tempo, Cambridge University Press (Rodney Lister)
"His performance proved so brilliantly bravuro, Pablo Casals came to mind.”
— The Newport Daily Express
"Mr. Feldman is a performer with high technical precision, but more, a musician with intense focus and relentless emotional impact"
— Standard Times (Richard Pacheco)
"Feldman's big sound flowed authoritatively, communicating startling expressive power and control.  With ardor and elegance, Feldman's warm, handsome tone was flavored with the delectable ingredients of conviction and passion."
-The Wellesley Townsman (Joel Altman)        
"The final work of the evening, David Popper’s “Memoire” and “Dance of the Elves”…virtuoso showpieces of the late nineteenth century, they brought the audience to a standing ovation. It was indeed a rewarding evening.”
— The Martha’s Vineyard Times (Mary-Jean Miner)

Notable Quotes:
“An outstanding and truly dedicated artist”  
— John Williams, composer and conductor
“A very beautiful performance of the Haydn D Major Concerto….he played with a wonderful open sound, with great facility…a fine cellist”  
— Yo Yo Ma, cellist
“Feldman’s remarkable artistry, energetic promotion of new works and commitment to the 20th century cello repertoire, is of the greatest importance in preserving the classics as well as creating new works.”  
— Charles Fussell, composer
“Your cello playing is sumptuous, accurate and moving, bravo!” 
— Ned Rorem, composer
“I loved working with you…you made my job very easy with your beautiful artistry and gentle spirit” 
— Paul Gambill, conductor
“I was at the Fromm Concerts, Friday and Saturday (Ligeti Cello Concerto).  You Emmanuel, played magnificently”
           — Yehudi Wyner, pianist and composer

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