| Berlioz - Harold in Italy|
London Symphony Orchestra - Sir Colin Davis
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center New York :: March 4 2003
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Live broadcast WCNY) :: March 5 2003
New York Times - Anthony Thomassini
The confidence of the players and that of the excellent soloist, Paul Silverthorne, the principal violist of the orchestra, was so assured that no one seemed rattled when the performance stopped cold about five minutes into the first movement so that Mr. Silverthorne could replace a broken string. Sir Colin simply started over, and the taut, quiet tension of the playing was as before.
In the bucolic serenade Mr. Silverthorne exulted in the expansive melody without a trace of expressive indulgence.
New Jersey Star-Ledger - Willa J. Conrad
Silverthorne's tone was dark and sweet, thick in texture but gliding with a smooth legato that suited this work well.