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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5800 on: May 11, 2019, 05:01:14 AM »
Hope you enjoy them all!

For me the highlight of your concert menu would be the Korngold concerto with Baráti - a truly wonderful violinist. :)

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« Reply #5801 on: May 11, 2019, 05:07:52 AM »
Let me know what you think. I heard him conduct the Montreal Symphony yesterday in Debussy (Nocturnes), Dutilleux (cello cto) and Tchaikovsky (symph no 1). The orchestra made a fine noise but there is something in his conducting that failed to convince me.
I've seen Heras-Casado once before. He's an excitable guy on the podium and got a lively response from our local band, but I am definitely under the impression that his specialty is music of an earlier era than what was on your Montreal program.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5802 on: May 11, 2019, 06:05:55 AM »
Hope you enjoy them all!

For me the highlight of your concert menu would be the Korngold concerto with Baráti - a truly wonderful violinist. :)

I am sure I will, André !

I do not know anything really by Korngold, (other than some AMZ samples when i checked a Previn (i think) CD out). That will be a discovery for me.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5803 on: May 11, 2019, 08:59:51 AM »
I've seen Heras-Casado once before. He's an excitable guy on the podium and got a lively response from our local band, but I am definitely under the impression that his specialty is music of an earlier era than what was on your Montreal program.

Indeed.

I was sitting in the rear balcony (facing the conductor) so his facial expressions were somewhat distracting, something I would probably not notice if looking at his backside. The Tchaikovsky first is something he has conducted often in the past couple of years. He didn’t have a score. In the Debussy he did use one, but was in good command throughout. Indeed, it was the best moment of the concert IMO. The Dutilleux proved a harder task, I think: he had his nose in the score all the time, rarely looking at the orchestra, turning the pages with a loud snap every 30 seconds. Not quite what I was hoping for.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5804 on: May 11, 2019, 10:04:38 AM »
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5805 on: May 12, 2019, 08:22:59 AM »
Yesterday evening at Leeds Town Hall
Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

Performing

Rimsky Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol

Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

Tchaikovsky
Symphony no 6

Soloist. Sergei Redkin
Conductor Thomas Sanderling

Loved the Tchaikovsky and the other two were performed well also🎼🎼


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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5806 on: May 13, 2019, 04:18:09 AM »
Ben-Haim Symphony 1 at the Proms

Weinberg's Third Symphony and Dorothy Howell's Lamia also at the Proms
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5807 on: May 14, 2019, 08:04:11 AM »
Yesterday evening at Leeds Town Hall
Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

Performing

Rimsky Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol

Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

Tchaikovsky
Symphony no 6

Soloist. Sergei Redkin
Conductor Thomas Sanderling

Loved the Tchaikovsky and the other two were performed well also🎼🎼

Wow! What a great program! Wish I were there.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5808 on: May 18, 2019, 07:55:52 PM »
Friday evening's upcoming concert!

Bacewicz - Concerto for string orchestra

Paderewski - Piano Concerto in A minor

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 in A minor 'Scottish'

Janina Fialkowska - piano
Gemma New - guest conductor
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Really looking forward to this concert.  Only recently familiar with the Paderewski concerto, and have not yet heard the Bacewicz work.

Very cool program! I love all three of those works, especially the gorgeous Paderewski. It's always great to see an orchestra take risks and program lesser-known works.
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