Saturday, 5 March 2016

Energy and boyish excitement from Ashkenazy in Rachmaninov

Esther Yoo
 © Marco Borggreve

Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esther Yoo (violin)

Rachmaninov: The Rock, Op. 7
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

Royal Festival Hall
Thursday 3 March 2016

'Fresh and energetic performances'.

'Ashkenazy seemed full of almost boyish excitement'.

(on the Sibelius): 'This was an authoritative performance, with every note in place'.

(on the Rachmaninov, Symphony No. 3): 'Ashkenazy drew a lush, rich sound from the Philharmonia'.

Read my full review on Backtrack here.

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