Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Jamie Barton the star of the OAE & Marin Alsop's all-Brahms evening: BBC Prom 62

© Chris Christodoulou
BBC Prom 62

Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano)
Benjamin Appl (baritone)

Choir of the Enlightenment
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Marin Alsop (conductor)

Brahms:   Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
                Rhapsody for alto, male chorus and orchestra, Op. 53 ('Alto Rhapsody')
                Triumphlied, Op. 55
                Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Royal Albert Hall, Tuesday 1 September 2015

'Mellow natural horns, together with straightforwardly bright trumpets gave a suitably bright energy to the OAE’s playing'.

'Barton had an authoritative presence on stage, and drew us in with her rich low notes and touching communication of Goethe’s anguished words of despair'.

'Jamie Barton emerged as the star of the evening'.

'Alsop judged the arc towards the final climactic accelerando well'.

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

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