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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Petrenko, Royal Albert Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Petrenko, Royal Albert Hall

Vasily Petrenko avoids the slush with a healthy dose of stormy Romanticism

Hats off, gentlemen: a thoroughly enjoyable banquet of Romanticism from Petrenko and the RLPOMark McNulty
What a thrilling sound the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra can make when it chooses! What a grippingly deep tone, from a lower strings section that sounds like you’ve got the bass on your car stereo turned up daringly high, what clinical precision (in the best sense of the word) in the wind section, what power in the brass. At times you could almost see the surges of energy shooting off into the auditorium. You could certainly hear it.

It is the glittering moments where Trpčeski really shines: the cascades of semiquavers and those flowing, boiling-water moments.

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