“The journey that Mena guided was one worth following. He treated much of the symphony, notably its opening Majestoso, like a force of nature to be unleashed. There was a thrilling tidal quality to the music’s progression …” (Eric C. Simpson, New York Classical Review)
“This was a singularly stunning performance”
“The outcome was a joy, real joy” (Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet)
The snow storms in New York didn’t stand in the way of the New York Philharmonic last week. Together with Juanjo Mena on the podium, they gave four stunning performances of Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony. James Ehnes was the soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and his performance was one of “exemplary clarity”.
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