Daniele Rustioni and Alexander Toradze together for a great success with the RTE Symphony Orchestra in Dublin

«Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto turned 60 last year. The age matters, because it’s often described as the last piano concerto to have entered the general orchestral repertoire. (…) It could be fairly said that it is designed to make players sound better than they are. And the delight of last Friday’s performance by Alexander Toradze with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra under Daniele Rustioni was that it did exactly the opposite. It made the piece sound much better than it actually is. Toradze’s approach was to ignore all the music’s invitations to ...

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Gianandrea Noseda and Stefano Poda again together for a new Turandot at Teatro Regio Torino

«La nuova Turandot in scena al Regio di Torino è uno spettacolo che nasconde la propria complessità concettuale dietro un’elegante messa in scena onirica (…). Si esegue l’opera fin dove Puccini la compose, valorizzandone l’incompiutezza. La scelta si deve al direttore Gianandrea Noseda. Forte anche di un cast ben assemblato (…) questi concerta un’esecuzione accurata, priva della spavalderia che spesso mortifica la ricchezza lessicale pucciniana. Non mancano effetti (…) ma è una lettura seria, approfondita e, benché per Noseda si tratti di un debutto, ...

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Yutaka Sado makes his overdue American debut with the NSO

«Leonard Bernstein had a number of students, but in this year of his centenary, there may not be many of them left unknown. However, Yutaka Sado is evidently one of them, at least in this country. His performance with the NSO on Thursday night at the Kennedy Center was his debut not only with the orchestra — even though he was an assistant to Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa, and has a thriving career in Europe and Asia — but in the United States. This is all the more striking since the performance revealed him to be a conductor of great assurance and showmanship — ...

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CD recording of Daniele Rustioni and Francesca Dego is ALBUM OF THE WEEK on Classic FM

The new DG release of the re-discovered Wolf-Ferrari Violin Concerto (together with Paganini’s violin concerto no. 1) featuring the CBSO conducted by Daniele Rustioni is received with great acclaim. «A fascinating 72 minute album, containing two violin concertos that are all too easily overlooked. And played by a fine young Italian violinist Francesca Dego, partnered by her husband, the rising Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni. It also adds to the pleasure of this album, that the orchestra here is the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (...)» Classic FM, David ...

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Noseda returns to the New York Philharmonic

«(…) Still, most listeners at the first performance, on Wednesday evening, probably focused more on the Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda, returning to the orchestra after more than a decade away. (…) And Mr. Noseda — at 53, a maestro of considerable achievement who seems for whatever reason not to have been seriously considered to direct the Philharmonic — is himself in transition, newly installed as the music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, in what must be considered a major coup for that perennially second-tier ensemble. Mr. Noseda, ...

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Donato Renzetti conducts Falstaff at Teatro Regio Torino

«Grande successo del Falstaff allestito dal Teatro Regio: lo spettacolo fila che è una meraviglia, grazie alla direzione di Donato Renzetti e alla sua concertazione alacre e brillante. (…) Basta vedere come sono ben organizzate dal regista le scene d’assieme dove le allegre comari di Windsor cantano con i loro uomini (…) voci di qualità diversa ma guidate dal Maestro Renzetti con l’esperienza che fa la differenza.» La Stampa, Paolo Gallarati «A dieci anni dall’ultima comparsa sulle scene torinesi, l’estremo titolo verdiano è stato affidato all’esp...

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Daniele Rustioni dirige ATTILA avec l’Opéra National de Lyon au Théâtre des Champs Elysées

«Cette année, c’est le jeune chef italien Daniele Rustioni, chef permanent de la maison lyonnaise depuis septembre, qui est à la tête de l’orchestre. Force est de reconnaitre qu’il amène la phalange au sommet de son talent, restant à l’écoute de chaque pupitre, le laissant s’exprimer tout en le canalisant selon les moments. Energique dans sa direction, sautant sur son pupitre, il sait également adoucir sa gestuel au gré de la partition et est l’un des grands gagnants (si ce n’est le grand gagnant) à l’applaudimètre lors des premiers saluts. ...

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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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