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  • Four stars

    The Times

    This was the London Symphony Orchestra; but, with violins and violas standing and with a new suppleness and brilliance in their voice, they sounded Romantic and revolutionary.
  • Five stars

    Evening Standard

    The deep-hued textures of the (Scottish) symphony were offset by robust upper strings [...] There were choppy waters too around Fingal's Cave in Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. In both, sharply etched articulation made great impact.

Cast & creative team


  • Conductor
    Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Pianist
    Maria João Pires
  • Orchestra
    London Symphony Orchestra


  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Robert Schumann