Monday, 9 February 2015

Karl-Heinz Steffens conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Karl-Heinz Steffens returned to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in performances of Mendelssohn's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Overture, Op. 21 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, 'Pastoral', Op. 68.  They were joined by baritone Markus Werba to perform a selection of songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Mahler.

Royal Festival Hall, Thursday 5 February 2015.

© Francesco Luciani
'The Philharmonia was on fine form, with tight ensemble throughout, and they responded well to Steffens' assured control of dynamics'

'Werba gave a highly characterful performance of the chosen songs'.

Steffens' 'enthusiasm and energy was matched by an attentive and lively performance from the orchestra'.

Read my full review here.

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