Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Charles Dutoit and Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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Charles Dutoit retains the majesty and graceful aplomb that brought the Montreal Symphony to the forefront several decades ago. His conducting is almost ballet. He is tough -yet tender - and the tension he creates between these two approaches creates a dynamic performance.
The Corsaire was over the top - all brass, percussion and flash. The Saint Saens was all Thibaudet - the pianist. Magnificent! Simply magnificent! - and Dutoit kept the orchestra in its place.
The Tchaikovsky was over-the-top - a showpiece for the Royal Phil's strings, brass and woodwinds - the whole nine yards.
The only missing piece was a concert hall.
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Well... performance was superb! However, be careful of your seat location in orchestral concerts. This was my first time on the main floor and only 5 rows from the stage! You might think it is a perfect spot, but it isn't! For a Play or even an...continued
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the great Charles Dutoit, makes a return visit to Symphony Hall. Fine French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet brings his special magic, performing with the RPO (“Britain’s National Orchestra”) on Camille Saint-Saëns’ exotic final piano concerto, the “Egyptian” No. 5. The concert opens with Hector Berlioz’s brilliant Le Corsaire Overture and closes with Maestro Dutoit leading the Royal Phil in Piotr Tchaikovsky’s tempestuous Symphony No. 5.