Reviews

Leicester Symphony Orchestra De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Published Date 13 June 2006

LEARNING TO LOVE THE GAMUT OF EMOTIONS

Many would have found this programme entertaining - I did, too, but I also found it educational and informative.

The LSO, with new conductor Pavel Kotla - who was a regular assistant to Sir Simon Rattle between 1998 and 2003 - took the Leicester audience through the gamut of emotions with Weber's operatic Overture to Oberon - and then again with the four movements from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6 (Pathetique).

Tchaikovsky was pleased with his finished work, but could not decide on a title. "Tragic" did not seem to quite fit. It was his brother who came up with Pathetique.

I have left Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini until last, so I can praise guest pianist Min-Jung Kym. What a wonderful and talented artist she is. She more than held her own during the piece and you could tell how much of her heart and soul went into the execution of the piano part.

I wish her a speedy return to the city.

Review by Steve England

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