Music with gusto, this live performance was a magnificence
Music / Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. At St Christopher’s Cathedral, Forrest, February 14. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.
“CLASSICAL music the world over” is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, and galvanizing individuals throughout generations and nations to fall in love with classical music is what they do.
Based in Cologne, Germany, since 2009, the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne crosses the world giving a unprecedented variety of live shows a 12 months, round 300. On this live performance of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Paganini and Saint-Saëns, Canberrans bought to listen to simply how good they’re.
With St Christopher’s Cathedral at capability, they opened with Vivaldi’s, “4 Seasons”. Even sitting within the final pew, the excellence of their sound was instantly obvious. What stood out was their high quality of tone and the stability between the performers. Didorenko main the group did a very positive job of dealing with all of the solo violin moments whereas making his instrument create all these extremely expert sounds this place requires.
All of them attacked the music with gusto and nice various dynamic as is required on this glowing work. The “Presto” of “Summer time”, a specific stand out. There was a lot to love about their efficiency all through this work.
After the interval, the “Moses Variations”, by Niccolò Paganini. Performed on only one string on the cello, which highlights Paganini’s terribly sturdy writing capability, this work has a mysterious movie-like theme to open. It’s a deeply delicate, pensive and rhythmic piece that wafts over a listener. Every thing concerning the music and the enjoying was simply beautiful.
Mozart’s “Divertimento in F Main”, Ok 138, Salzburg Symphony No. 3, in three actions is a shiny work that was significantly effectively programmed because the penultimate piece of the night time. It’s not a live performance opener or a live performance nearer. But, as with all Mozart’s works, it was brilliantly composed and completely balanced.
“Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso”, by Camille Saint-Saëns, for violin and orchestra is the proper live performance nearer. This showpiece, composed for his pal and violinist Pablo de Sarasate, as had been a number of different items by Saint-Saëns, this was the standout work of the night time.
It’s a difficult piece of excessive method, which was carried out expressively by Sergey Didorenko on violin. It has memorable tunes that had been so catchy, it was later organized by Bizet and Debussy. This piece has nice subtlety and fireplace, and it was carried out with equal enthusiasm and finesse.
As a number of gamers have an especially vast repertoire, I feel they might deal with a live performance of up to date works with equal aplomb; however this live performance was a magnificence.
The massive appreciative viewers requested for an encore. They bought one. Vittorio Monti’s Hungarian people dance, “Csárdás”, it was a blast. Then the viewers bought one other encore, Bach’s “Air on G String”.
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