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Read the Reviews: Jeremy Denk and Stefan Jackiw with Hudson Shad, “The Complete Ives Violin Sonatas”

Photos: Robert Torres

For those in attendance at last Friday’s presentation of “The Complete Ives Violin Sonatas,” it was an evening to remember. Pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Stefan Jackiw gave a thoughtful and engaging performance of Charles Ives’ four violin sonatas, joined by vocal ensemble Hudson Shad, who performed the various hymns from which Ives’ drew his inspiration.

Read what the critics had to say about the performance, and view a few of our favorite photos below, captured by Celebrity Series photographer Robert Torres.


“Denk is a veteran Ivesian, and what came through most vividly was his gift for bringing out the different voices from within the dense conversations Ives always seems to be having with himself at the keyboard.” – The Boston Globe

Celebrating Ives’s Landscapes of Montage and Memory
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“Time seemed to stand still, a reflection of the duo’s astonishing polish — they understand Ives deeply” – The Arts Fuse

Concert Review: An Eye-, Ear-, and Mind-opening Performance of Ives’ Violin Sonatas
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“The abundance of superb playing by these gifted musicians deserved the ovation they received, and we hope that they set a precedent for doing the full Ives set live.” – The Boston Music Intelligencer

Denk and Jackiw Generate Ivesian Buzz
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“Their performances of the complete works revealed a composer who longed for a simpler America through a musical language that blazed new paths for quotation and dissonance.” – Boston Classical Review

Jackiw and Denk Open the Door to America’s Past with Charles Ives’ Violin Sonatas
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