Seen and Heard International, March 2011

“Weilerstein whipped her end of the music into a frenzy of angst and anger, a stunning reflection of exactly what Shostakovich certainly had in mind. Her intensity and drive set the nervous first movement in motion from the first notes, building to ferocious climaxes. Yet she lacked nothing in technical clarity, every note articulated with bang-on intonation…even in the high harmonics in the slow movement.  Her sound in the lyric passages was warm and inviting…This was an incendiary performance of this music, as riveting as any cellist and orchestra I have ever heard.”