Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra
In a concert of two halves, the Philharmonia fail to convince with Suk and Dvořák but provide a thrilling rendition of Janáček's Glagolitic Mass, a choral work that is dramatic, operatic, giant in scale and unique in style.
As part of the short series of concerts curated by Jakub Hrůša, Bohemian Legends,focusing on Czech music from its golden era 1850 – 1950 and featuring three of its greatest masters (Dvořák, Janáček and Suk), the Philharmonia treated us to a collection of almost excessively rousing works.
The Philharmonia Orchestra delivers electrifiying readings of two very different late Romantic classics, in a thrilling concert, marred only by a pedestrian intepretation of Mozart's Violin Concerto no. 3.
Sunshine bursts forth as Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, featuring pianist Nikolai Lugansky, in a Sunday matinée concert of Beethoven and Mendelssohn at the Southbank Centre.
Christoph von Dohnányi yields to the Romanticism of Ein Heldenleben after a delicate, ornate rendering of Beethoven's Piano Concerto no.1 from Martin Helmchen.