Concert reviews: 28 April 2017

On Friday 28 April, conductor John Mauceri led the Orchestra in a performance of Bach, Hindemith, Wagner, and Strauss's Four Last Songs with soloist Angel Blue. 

Read the reviews here:

★★★★☆ 'A beautifully structured evening ... revealed music's unending capacity for renewal ... Grand, radiant, and moving in the extreme' Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 2 May 2017 

★★★★ ‘Presented effortlessly in the full glamour of their luscious orchestral palette by Mauceri and the on form LPO, this exceptional performance was illuminated by the impassioned and vocally stunning presence of Angel Blue ... A moving end to an evening to remember and cherish.’ Chris Garlick,, 29 April 2017

‘To an articulate and expressive accompaniment – much trouble taken by Mauceri and the LPO – Angel Blue was often radiant ... Words of praise also for David Pyatt for his magical horn solo at the close of September and for Pieter Schoeman for ushering such sweet sentiments from his violin during Beim Schlafengehen’. Colin Anderson,, 29 April 2017

‘The performance seemed absolutely perfect to me. Tempi were just as they should be, sonorities and instrumental colouring were finely judged, and the conductor simply let the music unfold without any fussy pointing of phrase’ Alan Sanders,, 29 April 2017


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★★★★☆'A beautifully structured evening ... revealed music’s unending capacity for renewal'

'Hindemith’s tricky mix of radical harmonies, bucolicism and loftiness really benefitted from the LPO’s plush yet clean sound, which is ideally suited to his music.'

'Grand, radiant and moving in the extreme' Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 2 May 2017