|Gustavo Gimeno (© Marco Borggreve)|
Gustavo Gimeno (conductor)
Lawrence Power (viola)
Thursday 1 June 2017
Royal Festival Hall, London
Ligeti: Concerto Românesc
Salonen: Pentatonic Etude for Solo Viola
Bartók: Viola Concerto, Sz 120
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major, 'Titan'
Ligeti: 'Gimeno elicited energy and spark from the Philharmonia players, as well as many commanding solos'.
Salonen: 'Power communicated with great conviction, proving a strong advocate for this striking miniature'.
Bartók: 'Power maintained the level of intensity (...) communicating constantly with Gimeno and the orchestral players'.
Mahler: A 'tightly controlled performance, with moments of great delicacy as well as power'.
Read my full review on Backtrack here.