What New York can expect from its next music directormain
The Lebrecht Album of the Week is a Mahler 3rd symphony from Dallas. Any good?
On first hearing, this performance is efficient and attractive with sustainable speeds and some fetching solos from the concertmaster, Alexander Kerr. The vocal soloist Kelley O’Connor lacks heft and any dimension of the ominous in her Nietzschean admonition, but that may be a balancing fault in the hall rather than a conductor or singer shortcoming. The choirs do their bims and bams with every possible display of enthusiasm, and then some.
It takes a second hearing to determine what’s missing…