Your Reviews: Autumn/Winter 2011
This was a pretty terrific concert. The Haydn Symphony No 93 was a gem and it's been a real pleasure to hear so many Haydn symphonies in this series...The Davis/Uchida "Emperor" was all that could be wished for...This Beethoven cycle has been a real triumph and it's been marvellous to see and hear conductor, soloist and orchestra delighting in playing together.
GREAT concert last night. Colin Davis and the LSO is the dream team for me; total respect from him to his orchestra and, of course, from them to him. The start of the Nielsen 3 was electrifying, like a bullet from a gun. We loved every minute, every moment of the evening.
Symphony No 98 was...a delightful start to the concert. I'm running out of superlatives to describe Mitsuko Uchida's Beethoven (and other) performances with the LSO. The 4th Piano Concerto was wonderful.
Valery Gergiev and the LSO musicians performing Shostakovich 10th last night took me somewhere beyond happiness, beyond pleasure, beyond perfection...I think it is called ''Heaven".
10/11/11 BBC Lunchtime Concert
I just wanted to say how fantastic the BBC lunchtime concert was yesterday.
October 2011 Tiompkin
I thought that the Tiomkin concert was first class and the enthusiasm of the audience will, I hope, help convince those responsible for future programmes that there is is great interest in events of this sort.
October 2011 Family Concert
Alexandra de Sousa
My kids and I really loved the LSO family concert last weekend! We did all the activities as well, from 10 AM. We will be back for more!
Loved it - missed the pre concert event but the concert was great - the children's choir lovely!! Well done!
We have been attending the concerts for years with our three children who are 9, 7 and 5. We always enjoy them and found the latest one extremely well run by Paul and loved especially the clip of King Kong with three different soundtracks! All his presentations are outstanding and he his enthusiasm is contagious!
October 11 2011 LSO/Noseda
Both orchestra and chorus were in splendid formI and must add a special word of praise for the Eltham College trebles who provided ethereal sounds from the back of the balcony...The final moments of the work with everyone joining in with "Let us sleep now" was deeply moving. A terrific concert.
October 9 2011 Britten War Requiem
The entire day was an inspiration, and the performance of the War Requiem was simply sublime!
Given that I consider Britten’s magnum opus one of the greatest (perhaps the greatest) classical work of the 20th century I was full of expectation, which was fully realised...This Barbican performance was the most satisfying and moving I have ever experienced. The soprano voice soaring out of the front centre of the chorus in both the Libera me and Rex tremendae was superb. Both the male soloists gave articulate accounts of the Wilfred Owen poems – it was hardly necessary to glance at the libretto.Both the orchestra and chorus were perfection and the conductor showed complete mastery with an almost dementedly energetic performance.
September 21 2011 XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition Winners' Concert
It is hard to describe how much I enjoyed the concert on the 21st of October. Being a foreigner (I have moved to the UK from Novosibirsk, Russia) I still can’t believe how easily everyone can attend the live concert of one of the best world’s orchestras. Also, I am very pleased that my dream to see legendary maestro Gergiev has become true.
This was an outstanding evening for me!! It would be cruel to distinguish one performance above others, because all were fantastic. I think that Valeri Gergiev is the absolute master at bringing the best out of this wonderful orchestra. The music just courses through his hands!!
What absolute sheer bliss! How lucky are we to be able to hear and see such talented musicians as featured on 21 September.
Thank you, Thank you Thank you for the superb concert last night. Tchaik prize winners were hugely worth the journey- not to mention LSO and Maestro Gergiev. As for Daniil T-roll over Franz Liszt.
September 2011 Prom 67
Awesome, cathartic, spiritually questionning, demanding (on audience and performers alike - although the wonderful Chorus deserves a medal for what it is asked to do) - did I say I enjoyed it! What a concert, what a performance,undoundtably a highlight of the Proms season - and there has been a few. Beautifully played, Colin Davis' vision of hope and of doubt was very powerfully realised. As I said before - awesome.