I had this concert in my mind as “2nd Haitink gig”, “the other cool Brahms symphony I have not heard live this year yet” and “another fancy violinist doing Mendelssohn”. I hadn’t, however, though at all about the Thomas Adès that was opening the concert: Three Studies from Couperin. And it ended up being the most interesting part of the concert. The work is beautiful and perfectly showcased every good aspect about the London Symphony Orchestra.
Another great music night with the London Symphony Orchestra. The programme was very classic and the only novelty was doing the symphony in the first part and the concerto in the second one. The Brahms was what we expected: control and crystal-clear exposition. The whole was over the parts and every single modulation had a clear path in the whole picture of this 3rd symphony performance. No crazy rubato neither HIP-influenced dynamics.