John Wilson (conductor)
Streamed Thursday 8 April 2021, 7pm at MarqueeTV
(available free for 7 days, then on demand through subscription)
Recorded 11 March 2021
LSO St Luke's, London
Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012): Partita
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Valses nobles et sentimentales
George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981): Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
'A great opening to this concert showcasing Wilson’s tight, detailed approach and the LSO’s commitment to precision and excellence'.
'Wilson and the LSO players relished in the silky textures and surging waves, with delicate precision in the many solo wind passages'.
'Wilson showed his command, steering the LSO through the frequent mood changes, and handling the contrasting rhythms and tempi shifts without letting the joins show'.
'The Finale was infectiously joyous, with bright brass and fulsome strings. An uplifting conclusion to an evening full of warmth, fun and vitality'.
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.