A Thrilling Ride
Mozart, Beethoven and Sibelius
from Angela Hewitt, Yutaka Sado and
the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER
The Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra and conductor Yutaka Sado got their Nottingham visit off to a boisterous start with the overture to The Marriage of Figaro, in a reading full of dash and fire (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 1 March 2017). After the social upheavals of Mozart's opera we listened to Beethoven engineering a quieter sort of revolution at the start of his Fourth Piano Concerto, turning the piano/orchestra relationship inside-out for a moment. Soloist Angela Hewitt spread her first chord, bringing an improvisatory feel to this magical opening, and the orchestra's response had just the right degree of mystery...
Copyright © 6 March 2017