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|Balsom tightly coiled; McGegan all smiles in Haydn program at the Hollywood Bowl|
|There might be a shiver of fear in some quarters when the listener is confronted with the name Nicholas McGegan. Mercilessly rushed tempi, slipshod ensemble—and the wool-on-chalkboard horror of vibratoless strings. Fortunately for his Hollywood Bowl audience last night, McGegan proved to be a genial, good-humored guide through the music of Franz Josef Haydn—and the antithesis to the period performance stereotype.
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