James Lytle

James Lytle’s Event Journal

National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor / Music of Mahler, Schubert & Mozart

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Maestro Eschenbach has turned the NSO into the first-rate orchestra it should be, and Anne Sophie von Otter was in top form. The best song on the first half of the program was the encore song, “Nacht und Traume." Thanks to all involved for the addition to the program. Hearing that performance of that one song was worth the price of admission. The young soloists for the Mozart requiem in the second half were all good, and the University of Maryland Concert Choir that joined the orchestra for the performance acquitted itself admirably. Of special note were Jegyung Yang and Tareq Nazmi, soprano and bass soloists for the Mozart Requiem. Both are young artists with exquisite instruments and prodigious techniques. In future will be looking for them on announcements, and buying tickets to events where they will be performing. Special thanks to Maestro Eschenbach for programming "Blumine." It is a Mahler piece that deserves to be heard with regularity.

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