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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.
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
ConductorSir John Eliot Gardiner
PianistMaria João Pires
OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra