Concert reviews: Nézet-Séguin conducts Dutilleux & Shostakovich, 26 October 2013

'[Yannick Nézet-Séguin's] strengths in the French repertoire and choral music made him the perfect conductor for an evening of music by Dutilleux and Shostakovich, whose Tout un monde lointain and Symphony No. 13 provided an evening of fantastic music and music-making.' (5 stars)
Renée Reitsma, Bachtrack, 29 October 2013

On Saturday 26 October, the London Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Festival Hall season continued with a concert of works by Dutilleux and Shostakovich under Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with soloists Jean-Guihen Queyras, Mikhail Petrenko and the London Philharmonic Choir. Here are the press reviews ...

'The London Philharmonic Orchestra was excellent throughout, and special mentions should go to tuba player Lee Tsarmaklis and bass clarinettist Paul Richards for their fourth-movement solos, and the bass strings, one of the vital cogs in the Shostakovich machine, always commenting on Yevtushenko's texts. A respectful silence fell over the Royal Festival Hall at the end, the best possible answer to such a meaningful and often-beautiful performance.'
Ben Hogwood, Classical Source, 27 October 2013