HARRY DADSWELL goes to a piano concert with a daring programme. Did the risk pay off?
JOE CONWAY : ‘Most concert-goers recognise passion and commitment when they see it, but this performance took things to the next level.’
JOE CONWAY : ‘Just looking around at the players’ evident enjoyment of these great tunes should make one reluctant to add to the snobby criticisms that have always been levelled at Tchaikovsky.’
JOE CONWAY : ‘Unfortunately, for many musicians nowadays Sibelius is first and foremost a music-writing computer programme rather than a revered 20th century Finnish composer.’