Pinpoint Songlets, Percussive Landscapes

03 November 2019

"The other Stravinsky soloist was equally dynamic in a work which showed the supposedly emotionless “late” Stravinsky in an Elegy for solo viola. The performer, Lisa Sung, played this very sensitive work almost entirely with double-stopping for a contrapuntal, Baroque feeling. Ms. Sung played the two bookend movements (the end a near mirror of the first) with lovely feeling. Yet in the middle fugue, she broke free of any elegiac restrictions, almost shouting out the counterpoint, her solo instrument becoming a near orchestra in itself.

It was a stunning performance for a work totally unknown to this scribe."