The London Philharmonic Orchestra performed Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony and Brahms’s Double Concerto for violin and cello at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 2 November, under conductor Christoph Eschenbach with violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich.
Reviewed by Michael Church in The Independent:
[Eschenbach] amply redeemed himself with Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony, letting this majestic work unfold organically, and delineating its vast contours with assurance.
Reviewed by Kevin Rogers on Classicalsource.com:
Flautist Jaime Martín’s many exposed lines were captivating, and the balance between strings and brass (especially trombones) was ideal. Secure trumpeting was a feature of the scherzo (its reprise forceful), the trio soothing. Eschenbach took a broad view of the Finale: comforting in parts, awesome elsewhere, and he weaved the movement’s many lines to a glorious coda.
Reviewed by Gavin Dixon on Orpheus Complex:
It is good to hear that Eschenbach’s Bruckner 6 recording with the LPO was not a fluke. He is clearly a Brucknerian to be reckoned with. This is one of a series of Bruckner symphonies that the LPO are performing under different conductors in the coming months. If the rest are up to this standard we are in for a real treat.
Read more reviews from this concert, previously posted on the blog.
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