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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:35:31 GMT
Noseda turns Beethoven's 'Pastoral' into tone poems
Lucky for Philadelphia Orchestra guest conductors they don't know what's come before them.
Gianandrea Noseda might have hesitated to program Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 had he known he would have to live up to the indelible imprint left on this piece by Simon Rattle three years back. But by the end of his Friday concert in his weekend-after-Thanksgiving series, Noseda performed the symphony with different-but-equal conceptual strengths.
Pianist Buechner opens a hot time capsule at Temple
Has any pianist packed so many notes in a two-hour span as Sara Davis Buechner in her Philadelphia calling-card recital? The latest addition to the Temple University piano faculty, she claims to love Mozart above all, but Friday at Rock Hall Auditorium memorialized Ferruccio Busoni in ways that translated into much hot, high-velocity playing.