Monday, 5 June 2017

Stimulating programming and powerful performances from Lawrence Power, the Philharmonia and Gustavo Gimeno

Gustavo Gimeno (© Marco Borggreve)

Gustavo Gimeno (conductor)
Lawrence Power (viola)

Philharmonia Orchestra

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.

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