Concert Reviews: 12 October 2016

On Wednesday 12 October 2016, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski led the Orchestra in a performance of Mozarts 24th Piano Concerto with soloist Lucas Debargue, as well as Haydn's Overture to The Apothecary and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with soprano Sofia Fomina.

Read the reviews here:


★★★☆☆
‘Throughout, Jurowski drew exceptionally characterful playing from his instrumental soloists, from the fat earthy sounds produced by clarinets and bassoons in the opening movement to the bright celestial celebration from trumpet, triangle and glockenspiel at its close. If the woodwinds constantly delighted the ear with their rusticity, the strings were no less impressive, with immensely supple and refined playing.’
Alexander Hall, bachtrack.com, 13 October 2016
 
★★★★☆
‘The leader Pieter Schoeman evoked the sinister fiddler with ill-tuned relish, but Jurowski’s deliberately rough-edged view of the work came into its own when the balm of the slow movement gave way to a wailing climax. Sofia Fomina’s shining soprano, an ideal voice for this music, softened the effect as her voice floated towards the work’s quiet end.’
John Allison, The Daily Telegraph, 14 October 2016
 
‘The ‘Death’s Fiddle’ second movement gave us an excellent and characterful account of the re-tuned violin solo from Pieter Schoeman and also much delicate carefully calibrated playing at an easeful tempo. Best of all though were the slow movement and the Finale. In the former one noted the sheer quality of the string-playing the LPO now produces...’
Douglas Cooksey, classicalsource.com, 13 October 2016
 
 
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Read the concert programme online here.

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