Which Yannick is going to turn up?

Which Yannick is going to turn up?

Album Of The Week

norman lebrecht

June 30, 2023

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

The opening bars of this live performance assert that the Philadelphia Orchestra owns these works. The orchestra eases into the second symphony like an Olympic swimmer into a public pool, totally in its element, fearless of hazard or challenge. The strings are silken, the woodwinds ethereal. And then it all goes choppy.

The Philadelphia Orchestra was involved with Rachmaninoff from his arrival in America …

Read on here.

And here.

In The Critic here.


  • Barry says:

    With regard to the comment on the P.O. not sounding this good since the Muti years, N.L. didn’t have the pleasure of regularly attending the Orchestra’s concerts during the years around the turn of the century, when Sawalllisch was on the podium. They had lost their recording contract by then, but the sound they had in those days was awe-inspiring.

    • Robin Mitchell-Boyask says:

      Agree 100%. The modern golden age. It was such a privilege to hear that version of the orchestra.