Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Fireworks of the right kind from Matsuev, Temirkanov & the Philharmonia

Yuri Temirkanov
© Sasha Gusov

Denis Matsuev (piano)
Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)
Philharmonia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23
Tchaikovsky: M√©ditation, Op. 72 No. 5 (Encore)

Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Op. 98

Royal Festival Hall, Sunday 4 October 2015

'Refreshing performances of these familiar masterpieces.'

'A performance with plenty of fireworks, but the right kind for a change: power, virtuosity and drama for sure, but extreme contrasts, fine detail and moments of high intimacy too.'

'Temirkanov produced real drama here, ... a powerful finish to this taut reading, one of the strongest I’ve heard in a long time.'

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

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