Concert reviews: Wednesday 15 April 2015

On Wednesday 15 April 2015 at Royal Festival Hall, Robin Ticciati conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring soloist Javier Perianes, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4. Read the reviews here... 

'Robin Ticciati laid out Beethoven’s structural elegance with equally elegant clarity, and gave the orchestra plenty of room for playing of chamber-like engagement and some spot-on subtle characterisation.' - Peter Reed, Classical Source, 16 April 2015.

'Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony […] was presented with […] clear orchestral detail and […] immaculate phrasing. The results were revealing, bringing out details of texture, especially in the string writing that are too often missed. And many of the melodies were drawn out with great care. […] The orchestra was on excellent form.'
Gavin Dixon, The Arts Desk, 16 April 2015, 2 stars

'Ticciati impressed in many of the minor details [of the Bruckner], carefully and sensitively shaping those typical phrases that often consist of little more than wisps of melody as well as the apparent hesitations in the musical argument. He ensured a proper grounding in the bass line – indeed, the lower strings of the LPO were consistently warm in tone and elegant in phrasing – and gave appropriate attention to the inner voices. The Lӓndler provided a strong contrast at a relaxed tempo, with moments of exquisite wistfulness, and much of the finale unfolded with an inexorable power.' - Alexander Hall, Bachtrack, 16 April 2015, 3 stars

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