Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO nominated for an International Classical Music Award

We are thrilled to share the news that the LSO Live recording of Verdi’s Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda has been nominated for an International Classical Music Award in the Choral category. Winners will be announced in January, with the ceremony taking place in April. For more information about the award, visit: www.icma-info.com

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Gianandrea Noseda to conduct the first subscription week as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra

«(…) It was an exciting evening. The audience was abuzz. (…) Noseda utterly charmed everyone in his remarks from the stage, but it was partly because of his palpable sincerity — his passion and expressivity, if you will. He clearly cares about the music and wants to bring it across. (…) Once you learn what kinds of innovations a new maestro may bring, it’s time to test him in the old. Noseda bounded back onto the stage after intermission and plunged into a vivid and breakneck opening of Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the “Eroica,” at a tempo and with a spark ...

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Gianandrea Noseda back to the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican

«Two nights later, Gianandrea Noseda conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4 (…). He is a conductor who palpably never gives less than everything, and this realisation, though not of the tidiest, was as impassioned as one could want, and as it has to be. It was fascinating, straight after hearing the Fifth, to experience the different way in which Tchaikovsky uses a fateful motto theme: here a far more explicit summons to attention, leading us through the novel complexity of the first movement as if by the hand, and only returning ...

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Gianandrea Noseda returns to the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican

«It is hard to say who is more of a speed merchant, the pianist Khatia Buniatishvili or the conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Either way, they are kindred hotheads. Luckily, they both have the knack of pushing tempos to their limit and, just at the point of no return, managing to keep the music from free-fall. The London Symphony Orchestra wasn’t fazed by their demands and, in Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto paired with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, the results were exciting and satisfying. (…) Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony was equally bold, a performance of ...

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Donato Renzetti conducts his first Fanciulla del West

«Una Fanciulla del West merita di essere sempre ascoltata (…). Il Teatro Lirico di Cagliari la offre come penultimo titolo di stagione (…). Punti di forza sono la direzione di Donato Renzetti e la protagonista (…). Renzetti è un musicista sottovalutato, rispetto al talento musicale e alla facilità del braccio. Della partitura esalta con naturalezza la dimensione sinfonica, assecondato da una buca smagliante. Ne sbalza le differenze stilistiche, che vanno dalla frammentarietà tematica iniziale, scattante e concisa alla conclusione maestosa, dove i motivi princip...

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Daniele Rustioni conducts the War Requiem by Britten for the opening of his first season as Principal Conductor in Lyon

«Un succès de plus à l'actif de la scène la plus passionante du pays (…) Réalisation très fluide, qui n'écrase jamais une musique remarquablement servie par le nouveau et très prometteur chef de l'Opéra de Lyon, Daniele Rustioni, alliant contrastes, énergie et précision rythmique...» Le Figaro, Christian Merlin «Dirigé par leur enthousiaste nouveau chef permanent, Daniele Rustioni, l'Orchestre de l'Opéra réussit le difficile pari d'un équilibre parfait entre scène et fosse.» Le Monde, Marie-Aude Roux «Glückwunsch! Die Opéra de Lyon ist ...

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Die Accademia Bizantina im Porträt:
So muss Barock klingen

«Wenn sich eine Barockkomposition so anhört, als würde ein Kammermusikensemble und kein Orchester spielen, dann hat bestimmt die Accademia Bizantina die Finger mit im Spiel. (…) 1983 in Ravenna gegründet, schrieben sich die Musiker der Accademia auf die Fahnen, Kompositionen so zu interpretieren, als sei das Barockorchester lediglich ein Kammermusikensemble. Auch dieses Ideal passt nahtlos zum Kunstverständnis Dantones [Musikalischer Leiter der Accademia Bizantina], so dass die zündende Kombination aus der Neugier des Forschers und der Musizierlust des Spezial...

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Noseda opens his tenure as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra

«Sure, Gianandrea Noseda can conduct an orchestra. But does anybody want to hear him? You do. That’s what the National Symphony has been trying to get across for weeks, plastering the picture of their incoming music director on buses and ad kiosks all over Washington. That’s what the orchestra’s promotional video attempts to convey, in which Noseda and his wife pose around Washington looking like something out of a commercial while he talks about love and passion. And that’s the message that was repeated throughout the night. But the first real test came when ...

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Le Don Giovanni de Jérémie Rhorer et du Cercle de l’Harmonie enfin en version CD

Le Don Giovanni dans la version présentée au Théâtre des Champs Elysées en décembre 2016 fait l’objet d’un CD chez Alpha Classics qui complète la trilogie des opéras de Mozart entamée il y a quelques années. La musique de Mozart sur instruments anciens soutient les voix au mieux, entraînant le public dès l’ouverture de l’opéra dans un tourbillon tragicomique comme le souhaitait Mozart. La distribution formidable, les partis pris du chef d’orchestre dont le regard posé sur la dramaturgie de Mozart est singulier, les rôles féminins si essentiels, ...

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Jérémie Rhorer und Le Cercle de l’Harmonie an den Bremer Festspielen

Berlioz Messe Solennelle im Verdener Dom: «Das stattliche Orchester, das auf historischen Instrumenten mitreißend musizierte, zeigte sich stets präsent. Es entwickelt eine Homogenität, die einem den Atem verschlagen kann. Da ist alles durchdacht in opulenter Dynamik, mit wunderbaren, kraftvoll akzentuierten Bläsersoli inszeniert. Die dicht spielenden Streicher schafften transparente feine Gespinste und energische Partien. Das Schlagwerk setzte spannende Akzente und Jérémie Rhorer leitete das Ensemble ebenso leidenschaftlich wie behutsam. Er wusste seine Instrumen...

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