Concert review, Riccardo Chailly / Lucerne Festival Orchestra @ KKL, Lucerne, 2018-08-25 — Wagner: Overture “Rienzi, der Letze der Tribunen”; Wagner: Overture “The Flying Dutchman”; Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E major, WAB 107
Concert review, Lucerne Festival: Riccardo Chailly / Lucerne Festival Orchestra @ KKL, Lucerne, 2018-08-24 — Works by Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales / La Valse, poème choréographique / Daphnis et Chloé, Fragments symphoniques, Suites No.1 & No.2 / Boléro
Blog post #488 — Concert review, ★★★★, Denis Matsuev, Riccardo Chailly, Filarmonica della Scala @ KKL, Lucerne, 2019-04-11 (Lucerne Easter Festival) — Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B♭ minor, op.23; Mussorgsky / orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Concert review, Anastasia Kobekina, Sebastian Manz, Gábor Takács-Nagy / CHAARTS @ Boswil, 2018-07-03 — Dvořák: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Cello and Double Bass in D minor, op.44, B.77; Friedrich Gulda: Concerto for Cello and Wind Instruments
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No.8 in E♭ major (“Symphony of a Thousand”) — Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Lucerne Festival 2016, Opening Concert in the KKL); with Ricarda Merbeth, Juliane Banse, Anna Lucia Richter, Sara Mingardo, Mihoko Fujimura, Andreas Schager, Peter Mattei, Samuel Youn, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeón Donostiarra, Tölzer Knabenchor. Blu-ray disk, received for reviewing.
… it was fascinating to observe how the violin remained audible, kept a clear presence even through minimal, light movements of the bow (…)
In the subsequent Larghetto, the soloist enchanted the audience with the most intimate, whispering tones, played almost sul ponticello, with minute, discreet movements of the bow, merely a hint, but always present, down to the softest ppp and below — one could almost sense the audience holding breath, totally captured by this playing.