de la Salle, Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich Opera, 2015-01-18

The first part of this evening was devoted to Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30 — a well-respected benchmark among pianists of the top league. Lise de la Salle played this concerto eloquently, with compassion — she visibly lived with the music, also in the orchestral parts: her playing is fluent, competent, aimed at a full, rounded sound…

Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C♯ minor

Mahler: Symphony No.5 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Walter/NYPO (1947), Haitink/Concertgebouw (1970), Solti/Chicago SO (1970), Abravanel/Utah SO (1974), Sinopoli/Philharmonia (1985), Bernstein/VPO (1987), Abbado/BPO (1993), Zinman/TOZ (2007)