RPO/Dutoit review – eloquence, dark intensity and insights into Stravinsky

THE GUARDIAN

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is always at its best when playing for their principal conductor Charles Dutoit. Their latest concert together, flanking Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Stravinsky’s Petrushka, was a wonderfully engaging affair, notable for the beauty of the orchestral sound as well as for the depth of Dutoit’s insights. Respighi and Stravinsky were were both pupils of Rimsky-Korsakov, and their colouristic range and wonderfully textured sonorities owe much to the finesse and brilliance of their teacher. It’s a repertory to which Dutoit and the RPO are admirably suited.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/mar/30/rpodutoit-review-eloquence-dark-intensity-and-insights-into-stravinsky


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