CONCERT REVIEW | Giguère, Elgar, & Sibelius | London Symphony Orchestra/Müller-Schott & Mälkki| Barbican, London | "The ever-so-musical Müller-Schott had an undeniably tonal beauty and every percussive element was kept with lyrical allure"

United Kingdom: London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello), & Susanna Mälkki (Conductor). Reviewed at Barbican Hall, London on 15 April 2018.

Giguère, Revealing (World première)
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82

Susanna Mälkki, © Simon Fowler

With Susanna Mälkki’s recent track record, the chances of facing works by contemporary composers and Sibelius is likely when she is at the podium. Sunday’s concert – Mälkki’s second with the London Symphony Orchestra – was no exception, as the evening opened with an orchestral piece by Patrick Giguère, the winner of the 2015 Serge Garant Prize and participant of the Panufnik Composers Scheme of the same year, finishing with Sibelius’ triumphant Fifth Symphony...

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Young-Jin Hur