Grante, Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich Opera, 2016-07-10

Concert review, Zurich Opera — Carlo Grante, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich, 2016-07-10: Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite No.2, op.64ter; Bruce Adolphe: Piano Concerto (2013, World Premiere); Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphonic Suite “Scheherazade” op.35

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…