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Ensemble

Bursting with Vitality

Mendelssohn and Beethoven from the
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
thrilled MIKE WHEELER

 

One of the great things about Andris Nelsons' conducting is that he knows when to step back and just let the players and singers get on with it. Time and again he would be just standing, apparently doing nothing for a few moments, before moving forward again to give a bit of extra steerage when needed (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 28 June 2013).

In response the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus came up with a thrilling performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony that combined a sharp focus on key individual moments with a firm grip on the shape of the whole...

Copyright © 5 July 2013 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

LUCY CROWE

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

GERMANY

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

CHORAL MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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