A Wide-ranging Discourse
Sinfonia Viva plays Beethoven, Anna Meredith,
Nico Muhly, Ravel and Schumann,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER
Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin got Sinfonia Viva's concert (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 16 March 2010) off to an elegant start, with a lovely rippling sense of motion in the first movement. Graceful playing made the Forlane really feel like a dance, while the Minuet's underlying vein of sadness was given just enough weight. Conductor André de Ridder set a very fast pace for the final Rigaudon, occasionally at the expense of some detail, but the orchestra responded with brilliant, incisive playing...
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