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London Symphony Orchestra, Petrenko, Barbican Hall (Review)

LSOIt should have been Sir Colin Davis, of course (and the news filtering through on Sir Colin is sadly not encouraging), but the very first chord of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto was a startling demonstration of what makes the interpretative business of music so endlessly fascinating. The character of that first chord under Vasily Petrenko could … [Read More]

Posted on 19/10/2012
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Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tognetti, Queen Elizabeth Hall

At the core of the Australian Chamber Orchestra is a string ensemble, soloistic in nature, enquiring in spirit, whose connections one to the other make for a palpable kind of musical telepathy. Energy and vitality are key to their communication skills and the twinkle in the eye contact and bravado in the body language (in … [Read More]

Posted on 30/11/2011
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