Monday, 9 November 2020

Emphasis on the lyrical in Strauss and precision in Mozart from Hans Graf and the Singapore SO


Friday 6 November 2020, 8pm SGT

(available until 20 November 2020)




Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Metamorphosen, for 23 strings

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita'

Strauss:

'There was a remarkable tightness of ensemble throughout, despite the extra distance between players'.

'A warm, accomplished performance, just needing a notch or two more on the anguish dial'.

Mozart:

'The Allegro was bright and brisk, with sharp articulation in the development’s running scales, particularly from the bassoons'.

'The central Allegretto in the Romanze ... had sprightly energy, with spiky basset horns'.

'The Rondo finale (was) taken at a healthily brisk tempo. The episodes had great spirit, with close observance of the dynamics, and the movement built to a positively joyful finish'. 

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.






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