The State Orchestra in the Academy Concert – Munich

Vladimir Jurowski, who demonstrated this again with great enthusiasm in the Academy Concert, is a thinking conductor. It is never enough for him to perform music in an enchanting way. He is always looking for something more, both in terms of the program and the performance. This could be admired in Ludwig van Beethoven’s E-flat major piano concerto and Robert Schumann’s Third. The latter is also in E-flat major, just like its model, Beethoven’s Third, which is a congenial development here, and, like it, it breaks new ground in a sophisticated way. Schumann is an analyst and sound tinkerer, which makes him irresistibly interesting for all progressives from Johannes Brahms to Arnold Schönberg and György Kurtág.

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