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Aimard, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nott, Royal Albert Hall | reviews, news & interviews

Aimard, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nott, Royal Albert Hall

Aimard, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nott, Royal Albert Hall

Some splashy Mozart and a two-left-footed waltz through Ravel

Jonathan Nott: 'The orchestra seemed not to be paying Nott or his (at times haphazard) rhythmic and dynamic instructions any attention'
It was a huge irony that the focus of last night's Proms programme was the musical duet: the concerto, the waltz, the visual-aural duet of a Ravel tone poem. For the one duet that really mattered - the dance of necessity between conductor, Jonathan Nott, and orchestra, the BBC Symphony - was of the two-left-feet variety.
An internal war seemed to flare up early on in Mozart's piano concerto between Aimard's memory, technique and fingers.

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