Yoav Talmi Conducts Chamber Orchestra
The New York Times, February 8, 1989
Bernard Holland
 
Yoav-Talmi’s appearance over the weekend with the New York Chamber Symphony at the 92nd Street Y. Christoph Eschenbach was to have conducted this two-concert series, but his withdrawal four weeks ago brought Mr. Talmi to town. Sunday afternoon's program was not terribly provocative, but Mr. Talmi, a young Israeli, brought worthwhile values to such familiar pieces as Prokofiev's "Classical'" Symphony and Mozart's "Prague" Symphony.

…Talmi has a nice way of finding tempos that work both horizontally and vertically. The Mozart symphony had a splendid forward energy, gracefully exercised, yet in all these pieces there was wise moderation that allowed the ear time to penetrate to the heart of Mozart's inner-part writing and hear rhythms precisely.