Monday 27 March 2017

The Guardian Reviews Elgar/Tchaikovsky



"Elgar’s dark Cello Concerto brings a performance from Moser that is mercurial, imaginative and, unsurprisingly, more obviously heart-on-sleeve.."

 

The Guardian wrote a great review about our recording of Elgar/ Tchaikovsky performed by Johannes Moser , Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under the baton of Andrew Manze. This release displays profoundly moving, elegiac lyricism of Elgar and the wistful charm and brilliance of Tchaikovsky. Read a glimpse of the review below.

 

The playful exchanges between cello and orchestra in the next variation are beautifully handled; throughout, Andrew Manze and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande are supportive at every turn. They and Moser also do a lovely job of the three short Tchaikovsky pieces that fill up the disc. Elgar’s dark Cello Concerto brings a performance from Moser that is mercurial, imaginative and, unsurprisingly, more obviously heart-on-sleeve, but the finale feels too impulsive to knit the whole thing together.

[Check out the album here:]

 

 

Erica Jeal

Read the full review here