Michael Zaretsky (viola)
Randall Hodgkinson (piano)
Streamed online via BSO NOW
from 4pm GMT, Thursday 25 March 2021
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA, USA
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Tahiti Trot, Op. 16
Eda Rapoport (1890-1968): Poem, for viola and piano, Op. 14
'The shrill opening woodwind call to attention, answered by warm-toned low chordal brass, set the scene and the angular oboe solo, circling flute and clarinet lines and final mournful chorale were delivered with captivating precision'.
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1:
'Nelsons and the BSO gave us razor sharp precision, and great energy, with some impressive solo work from principal players'.
Shostakovich Tahiti Trot:
'Nelsons and the BSO gave it a pleasingly delicate touch'.
'An engaging performance of an intriguing miniature'.
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.