CONCERT REVIEW | Schumann & Berlioz | London Symphony Orchestra/Hallenberg & Gardiner | Barbican, London | "Under Gardiner’s leadership, the LSO have rediscovered a compelling language"

United Kingdom: London Symphony Orchestra, Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo-soprano), & Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Conductor). Reviewed at Barbican Hall, London on 11 March 2018.

Schumann, Genoveva, Op.81: overture
Berlioz, Les Nuits d’été, Op.7
Schumann, Symphony no. 2 in C major, Op.61

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, © Sim Canetty-Clarke

If Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s reputation as a conductor was built around Baroque composers, most notably Bach, he has frequently demonstrated familiarity with repertoire beyond such generalised circumscription. Following his highly acclaimed Mendelssohn symphony cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra , conductor and orchestra return with a cycle devoted to Schumann. This concert at the Barbican saw the first London instalment of the planned four-concert cycle...

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Young-Jin Hur