Orchestral sound was superb for the entire performance. Tortelier communicated most effectively with the orchestra, always a difficult challenge for a Guest Conductor. Orion Weiss gave a solid technical rendition of the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 sprinkled with just the right amount of sentimentality of the Classical Period. Good ensemble balance was evident in the rarely performed Hindemith and the orchestral dynamics in the warhorse Pictures at an Exhibition were close to perfection and most evocative. All in all, it was a very memorable evening.
Posted on 1 Feb 2013, 5:36 PM