"the Brussels Philharmonic was spectacular"
Een jubelend onthaal door pers en publiek tijdens de UK Tour.
De grote tournee naar het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Oostenrijk werd afgetrapt in Londen. Brussels Philharmonic, muziekdirecteur Stéphane Denève en stersolist Nikolaj Znaider overrompelden pers en publiek:
a fully committed performance, with all departments flourishing as caustic exclamations dissolved into slowly moving sheets of placidity and a tranquil but questioning postlude [...] the Brussels Philharmonic was spectacular [...] fulsome and well-balanced sound [...] Everything was performed with vigour, precision and good old-fashioned enthusiasm [...] many magical moments [...] an extremely satisfying concert by a pairing that is clearly going places
Music director Stéphane Denève brought his nearly 100-strong Brussels Philharmonic to the North East on a short UK tour and provided a treat for the large Sage One audience [...] Denève is a flamboyant and engaging showman and his orchestra, while well drilled and performance-honed, is also full of character.
On Sunday Znaider brought his Bruch to Scotland, touring with conductor Stephane Deneve and the excellent Brussels Phil […] highly effective musically in its delight in the composer’s orchestration and rhythmic variety, and is about to be released by Deutsche Grammophon […] a brilliant performance […] Deneve, who is also music director designate at St Louis, has particularly championed new music in Brussels and he brought his Gallic charm to the podium
violin soloist and conductor in this compelling concert from the Brussels Philharmonic clearly share the same fastidious ear for detail and crystal-clear articulation […] Denève brought a wonderful suavity to his own collection of movements from Prokofiev’s Cinderella, delivered with a depth and richness to match his precision. And he was in his element – as were the Brussels players – in Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe, surging ever forward with barely contained enthusiasm […] A remarkable concert, full of joy and compassion.
Denève makes sure the Brussels Philharmonic are fully in harmony with the soloist, and it gets a very warm reception from the Usher Hall audience […] Cinderella, along with Romeo and Juliet, has become one of the great ballet scores, and Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic give us a fine flavour of it. […] The Brussels Philharmonic show their virtuosity in this suite, both as an orchestra and as fine soloists. Let’s hope their annual visits to Edinburgh continue, despite Brexit!