A lesson in orchestral technique from Orchestra Mozart and Haitink in their London debut, 1/10/13

‘It was only through a litany of roster changes that the Orchestra Mozart’s London debut at the Royal Festival Hall took place at all. Beginning with Claudio Abbado and Martha Argerich down to play Haydn and Mozart, a dual cancellation meant Bernard Haitink and Maria João Pires had to step in at what may as well have been the last minute. With them changed the programme, leaving us with an all-Beethoven concert contrasting the high drama of the second Leonore overture with the relatively unrestrained optimism of the Second Piano Concerto and the Fourth Symphony, both in B flat and with not a minor-key movement between them.’

Read the whole review at Bachtrack here.

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