Concert Reviews: 25 March 2017

On Saturday 25 March 2017 Nathalie Stutzmann conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Strauss's Death and Transfiguration and Mozart's Requiem with the London Philharmonic Choir and soloists Kateryna Kasper, Sara Mingardo, Robin Tritschler, and Leon Kosavic.

Read the reviews here:

★★★★☆ ‘Nathalie Stutzmann dedicated the evening to victims of the Westminster attack. It is hard to imagine a finer tribute ... a performance of great clarity and insight ... terror and compassion combined with precision, whether in the finely honed instrumental solos or the criss-crossing choral counterpoint.’ Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 27 March 2017

★★★☆ ‘The choral singing had commitment and fervour ... Not the least of the orchestral delights was the dramatic timpani-playing of Simon Carrington ... Stutzmann conducted a finely-shaped and well-contrasted performance of the Strauss’ Alexander Hall, backtrack.com, 26 March 2017

‘There was an indelible impression of Stutzmann generating a single collective will, with the Choir relishing a singer being in charge and an aptly matched quartet of soloists. This Requiem – as much for the living as for the dead – flowed powerfully ... this was an account for which every facet had been thought through.'Nick Breckenfield, classicalsource.com, 26 March 2017

★★★★☆ ‘Time and time again, Stutzmann’s attention to orchestral detail came through, the orchestra reacting to her direction with incredible flexibility ... One looks forward to Stutzmann’s return to a London podium with some impatience.’ Colin Clarke, seenandheard-international.com, 26 March 2017

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