Concert reviews: 10 April 2019
- Published: Friday, 26 April 2019 11:11
A masterclass in musical escapism, Edward Garner's foray into the music of Debussy, Ravel and Saint-Saëns was met with critical acclaim. The Orchestra travelled to Spain, Egypt (with Stephen Hough playing Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No. 5), on a sea voyage and into the realm of the imagination - all from Royal Festival Hall's stage.
‘La mer was a reading remarkable for sustaining a tense balance between delicacy and impulse, a controlled, incisive account, refined too’ Brian Barford, Classical Source, 10 April 2019
‘Debussy’s masterly orchestration was fully revealed’ Alan Sanders, Seen and Heard 11 April, 2019
‘Gardner was a well-matched accompanist here, creating with the LPO a magic carpet of sound that transported the listener into more exotic territory’ Alexander Hall, Bachtrack, 11 April 2019