Sicklist: Noseda makes snap Concertgebouw debut

Sicklist: Noseda makes snap Concertgebouw debut


norman lebrecht

October 10, 2018

Gianandrea Noseda is flying at very short notice to Amsterdam to conduct Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem tomorrow, Friday and Sunday.

He replaces conductor emeritus Mariss Jansons who ‘has had to cancel the concerts due to health reasons’.



  • professor says:

    “Is flying at very short notice…”?

    Actually he has been there all week.

  • Olassus says:

    … “for health reasons”


    … “due to ill health”

    but never

    … “due to health reasons”

    • Ben says:

      Genius Olassus, please go live in any Asian country and be beaten to death by your lack of “grammatical correctness”


      Then you may be able to see your post from a different perspective.

  • Tamino says:

    I predict a very good rapport with the orchestra and Noseda making it into the inner circle of new chief conductor candidates.

  • Scott says:

    Same thing happened a few years ago with Davis and the LSO. Noseda conducted a magnificent War Requiem at AFH.

  • Sue says:

    I hope Maestro Jansons isn’t seriously ill. Thoughts.

  • David A. Boxwell says:

    GN is scheduled to do the Requiem back in DC on 29 Nov with Bostridge and Goerne.

  • barry guerrero says:

    Noseda has a fine recording of the “W.R” on – I believe – the LSO LIve label. I like both his and Pappano’s. Of course, it’s extremely difficult to beat the ‘original cast’ recording with Britten himself conducting.

    • Peter says:

      Even if you prefer another recording of the actual Requiem, the rehearsal excerpts that are available on one of the Britten conducting releases are marvellous.

  • Garry Humphreys says:

    And a soprano soloist too, I hope?

  • John de Jong says:

    The performance was very fine. I was there on Thursday.
    Now live on Dutch Radio4