torsdag, oktober 22, 2015

London dag 2 : kväll

Så var det dags!
Resan var ju en följd av 80-årspresenten:
som tilldrog sig på Royal Festival Hall
där vi faktiskt varit i början på 70-talet med grabbarna och avlyssnat  Philippe Entremont
Det är numera inte bara en konsertsal utan rymmer lekrum:
restaurant mm
Vi utnyttjade faciliteterna och åt middag med Oxfordtösen
Det var dags!
Jag köpte mig ett program
Det var förbjudet att fotografera
VILKET jag åtlydde
inte alla.
Han var ovanligt allvarlig

Recension The Times:
You know the sushi restaurant experience, with morsels passing on a conveyor belt and the empty stomach that lingers no matter how many plates you lift off? Frustratingly, here it was in concert form. Jonas Kaufmann’s new Puccini album, Nessun Dorma, features 16 juicy vocal flights placed back to back, but this Raymond Gubbay spin-off with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the conductor Jochen Rieder kept dotting the world’s star tenor between too many instrumental interludes.

Orchestra 5, Kaufman 4: that was the score at the end of the first half, and the hunger pangs were only increased by the recondite nature of the earliest material in a programme arranged chronologically. Puccini’s fingerprints might be plastered over operas such as Le Villi and Edgar, yet it took more than an hour to reach Tosca and arias popular enough to raise an audience cheer. Compensating pleasures included Puccini’s lambent orchestrations, the elegant poise of the LPO’s woodwinds and heartfelt cries from the principal cellist, Pei-Jee Ng.
We needed that voice, so flexible, focused and multicoloured. Occasionally bolstered by throat-soothing lozenges, Kaufmann didn’t seriously disappoint. He immediately revealed his dramatic and lyrical probity in the shifting moods of Ecco la casa from Le Villi, though the evening’s full glories came much later with his hushed pirouettes during E lucevan le stelle, the controlled dynamic pacing of his Nessun dorma (no empty stadium rattler here) and the sweet caress of his final encore, Licinio Refice’s prayer-song Ombra di nube.
I’d also hand the orchestra a bouquet for the melancholy beauty of its Suor Angelica intermezzo — the final notes poignantly dangling like threads from a forlorn spider’s web. If only this concert’s conveyor belt had moved faster and contained more plates of Kaufmann.
Det visade sig att han följande dag skulle mottaga ECHOpreis: Sänger des Jahres i Berlin
vilket för mig förklarade hans något dämpade beteende.

Det var en STOR upplevelse att uppleva honom LIVE
har tillfört ytterligare inlevelse av åhörandet från YouTube etc!

Recondita  armonia sjöng han både på Festival Hall och i Berlin
kom detta meddelande:

  Plus que une fois dormir, c'est ce que je disais, CONCERT ANNULE à Bruxelles. 20 octobre..

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