© Hans Van der Woerd
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor)
Saturday 17 April 2021
Reviewed from online stream Friday 21 May 2021 (available until 30 May here)
Maison symphonique, Montréal
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Serenade for Winds, Cello & Double Bass in D minor, Op. 44
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
'Fluid dexterity and evident enjoyment'.
'Nézet-Séguin took the finale at a great lick, and the articulation from the wind players was impressive yet never laboured, maintaining a sense of playful fun throughout'.
'Nézet-Séguin still maintained an element of lightness in the driving hemiolas, even as the movement soared to its mighty conclusion'
'A Brahms 4 with passion and drama, yet never settling for sheer weight of delivery over expression and attention to detail'.
'This performance showcased a conductor and orchestra at the top of their game'.
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.