Mystery score

Mystery score

Monday, November 29, 2010

Not Quite Heaven-Storming

Reviewing the San Francisco Symphony: Brahms/Yefim Bronfman, Berg, MTT.

Elsewhere, Joshua Kosman tries to make a case for Bronfman's approach, noting some conflicts between the approach taken by Bronfman and that of the orchestra and mentioning that the Berg's second movement sounded under-rehearsed to him. Maybe the whole thing was under-rehearsed. Suffice it to say, I'm not convinced that Bronfman's approach worked; maybe in a less cavernous hall than Davies? It just didn't work for me. But that line about the Academic Festival Overture redeems all.

John Marcher at A Beast in a Jungle agrees with Joshua.

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