BBC Proms – Bachtrack

'The LSO’s tremendous, yet disciplined, energy, and that delightfully vulgar added sixth final chord, provoked the familiar Prommers’ cheer, rarely more deserved.'
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BBC Proms – Daily Telegraph

'Conductor and orchestra were at one as they drove the restless, relentless finale towards an exciting conclusion.'
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BMW Classics – The Observer

'By the encore – more Dvořák – some in the Trafalgar Square audience were on their feet dancing.'
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BBC Proms – The Guardian

'Rhythmically, it couldn’t have been tighter. But towards the end Rattle made a single, extravagant sweep of his baton and the answering, passionately lyrical flowering in the violins allowed a precious glimpse of a different musical world. This was an energetic, committed performance.'
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Edinburgh International Festival 2021 – Bachtrack

'The concert brought smiles all round and lifted the spirits on a summer evening.'
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BBC Proms – Evening Standard

'Rattle knows when to allow the brass to play raucous, and again, rhythms were forcefully punched out, but throughout, he ensured that even the densest textures were cleanly set before us. He has two more seasons as the orchestra’s chief conductor; they remain a team at the top of their game.'
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LSO Futures – Bachtrack ★★★★★

'A rapt audience offered an equally rapturous response in four standing ovations. An instant classic is born – if anyone else dares to get their fingers round it.'

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BBC Proms – MusicOMH

'The lower string sound in the second movement was also particularly fine, but the performance’s real achievement was to combine the utmost clarity in sound on the one hand with an ability to blend the forces on the other.'
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Copland, Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky – Seen and Heard

'A fabulous event and a superb concert.'

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BBC Proms – The Times

'In pieces with sometimes paper-thin sonorities the LSO’s balance was brilliantly tight. The winds — they were having a big night — excelled, especially Juliana Koch’s bright-toned oboe.'
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Copland, Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky – Bachtrack ★★★★

'The LSO were as refined as you’d expect and Tilson Thomas knew exactly how to control the dynamics and tempo.'

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BBC Proms – The Arts Desk

'The woodwind soloists shone, and Rattle’s longstanding relationship with the ensemble was clear from the freedom he was able to give each of them while still controlling the balance and pace.'
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Copland, Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky – The Arts Desk ★★★★

What invention there is in the scherzo, crisply articulated, and the finale’s dazzling variations on the folksong “The Crane” duly dazzled. Full brass! Percussion!'

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