The Phillips Collection recital, Washington DC / Ysaÿe, Bach, Bartók
The Washington Post, January 2015
"Rather than tossing off [Ysaÿe] as mere appetizers, Baráti probed into them with extraordinary intensity and an almost orchestral range of expression. Virtually motionless, eyes closed to the world, he seemed to immerse himself in the sonatas as much as play them — a self-effacing lack of showmanship that let the music emerge with unexpected power.
Baráti’s reading of Bach […] was nothing less than revelatory… Baráti’s performance was, in a word, masterful. Probing, austere, meditative, it rang with a rare sense of authenticity and almost majestic scope."