Musicians and critics are outdoing one another in superlatives over the Berlin conductor’s performances this week with the Israel Phil.
Amir Mandel, in Haaretz, calls it ‘a musical event that is engraved in memory‘.
The terms ‘riveting’, ‘once in a lifetime’, ‘genius’ and ‘wow’ pop up in other posts.
The programme was Strauss Till Eulenspiegel, Mozart C minor concerto with Tamara Stefanovich and Brahms’ 3rd symphony.
‘One of the most stunning concerts I have heard,’ writes the composer Oded Zehavi.
Stefanovich played Ligeti as an encore.
Eat that, Carnegie Hall.