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Ensemble

Brilliant Throughout

Kirill Karabits conducts the RPO,
reviewed by BILL NEWMAN

 

The All-Russian programme [Royal Festival Hall, London UK, 23 October 2011] was bound to bring in a capacity audience -- and so it proved. The programme started with Shostakovich's Festive Overture. For all the conductor's immediate Russian contemporaries, past and present, this sizzled with colourful panache. The late Rudolf Kempe described this wonderful orchestra as having a superb weight of tone in the bass registers...

Copyright © 9 November 2011 Bill Newman,
Edgware UK

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ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

SERGEI RACHMANINOV

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

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