From the Wall Street Journal:

… The March 26 premiere was electrifying, not least because the violinist Leila Josefowicz embraced the idea of Scheherazade as a flesh-and-blood character and played the solo line with vehemence and passion, almost as if it were a spoken text. She brought a measure of physicality to the part as well: In Scheherazade’s disputes with the True Believers, Ms. Josefowicz’s moves were overtly dramatic—more combative trial lawyer than solo fiddler….

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