Concert reviews: 28 November 2018

On Wednesday 28 November, a diverse programme of intriguing music (including the UK premiere of Pascal Dusapin's double concerto At Swim-Two-Birds for violin and cello) was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley.

 

 

‘A stellar UK premiere mind, the LPO fully primed, with Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley meaningfully entwined and technically superb.’ Colin Anderson, Classical Source, 28 November 2018

‘From the outset Orozco-Estrada underlined the piquancy of the wind writing, the pulsating rhythms and teeming energy which seemed to jump straight out of Petrushka, as well as the dance-like capriciousness heard to potent effect in the scherzo, shot through with a sense of battles finally overcome’ Alexander Hall, Bachtrack, 29 November 2018

‘Mullova and Barley played superbly, abetted by excellent work from the London Philharmonic under the fast-rising Colombian conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada’ Richard Morrison, The Times, 30 November 2018

‘What an amazing concert from the @LPOrchestra tonight, really Dancing on the Edge – reminds you why you’re alive. My first live #Martinu symphony, which made me very happy’ Mark Solomon, @MosheLeibSol, Twitter, 28 November 2018

‘I would have benefited from a more comprehensive programme note for Dusapin’s ‘At Swim-Two-Birds’ but there were so many evocative moments of spellbinding beauty. I’d love to hear it again. Incandescent playing by @LPOrchestra , Barley, & especially Mullova.’ Jamie Henderson, @jsdhenderson, Twitter, 28 November 2018

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