Concert reviews: 13 November 2019

Featuring a first-class group of soloists and conducted by Martyn Brabbins, the LPO's performance of Elgar's The Apostles had the audience captivated by this lesser-known work.

 

★★★★★ ‘The orchestra played sublimely from the quiet-but-rich opening dynamic through to the last solid chord that decayed in a twinkling of harps’ Barry Creasy, 28 October 2019, MusicOMH

★★★★☆ ‘with the London Philharmonic Orchestra revelling in Elgar’s sumptuous textures, who could blame Brabbins for wanting to linger?’ Richard Morrison, 28 October 2019, The Times

★★★★☆ ‘There was hushed magic, too, in the darkness-to-dawn melancholy of the opening sequence’ David Nice, 28 October 2019, The Arts Desk

★★★★☆ ‘a first-class performance’ David Mellor, 3 November 2019, Mail on Sunday