National Symphony Orchestra Plays Sibelius, With John Storgårds, Conductor/Gidon Kremer, Violin
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John Storgards was a dynamic and energized conductor who drew a stirring performance from the NSO. Gidon Kremer was wonderful! There were moments during his performance when I just wanted to sigh with happiness. It was a pleasure to attend this concert. I certainly plan to purchase one or two of the suggested recordings.
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Very enjoyable show. I'm not terribly knowledgeable about symphonic music in general but the Sibelius was very intriguing. The other two pieces (we missed Night on Bald Mountain) were obscure but interesting. A good evening all around.
Maestro John Storgårds makes his NSO debut bringing acclaimed violinist Gidon Kremer’s “great interpretive strength” (The New York Times) to bear on Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. Also on the program are works by Mussorgsky, Liadov, and Nielsen.
MUSSORGSKY – Night on Bald Mountain
SIBELIUS – Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47
LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
NIELSEN – Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 *
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