Monday, 1 August 2022

Infectious dynamism from Currie, assured Bruckner and Shostakovich from the BBC SSO

Alpesh Chauhan & the BBC SSO
© Chris Christodoulou
Colin Currie
(percussion)
Alpesh Chauhan (conductor)

7.30pm, Friday 29 July 2022






Colin Currie
© Chris Christodoulou

Nicole Lizée (b.1973)
Blurr is the Colour of My True Love’s Eyes, Percussion Concerto

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), arr. Stanisław Skrowaczewski (1923-2017): String Quintet in F major, WAB112, Adagio


Dimitry Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47





Colin Currie and purple cello
© Chris Christodoulou
Lizée:'A kaleidoscope of slick effects and novel textures'.

'Chauhan steered the orchestra with precision through the complexities of rhythm and rapid tempo shifts and Currie’s infectious dynamism made for an exciting performance'.


Bruckner:

'An impressive intensity of emotion, with Chauhan weaving the string textures together with confident command'.


Shostakovich:

'Confident playing throughout, strong solo work from many, bright brass, and once again, some extremely quiet string playing'. 


'A highly assured performance that just didn’t quite reach the full height of intensity on the night'.


Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

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