Gianandrea Noseda conducted Strauss’ Aus Italien on 14 April.
George Hall in The Guardian reviewed last week’s concert, giving it 4 stars:
Strauss’s scoring was impeccable from the first, but his period of intermittent musical genius was to come, and the dressing up of the ideas in Aus Italien is far superior to the ideas themselves, Denza’s included. But such was the quality of playing in this performance by the London Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda that the result was sumptuously enjoyable.
Rarely does a British orchestra produce such glamorous string playing, a flawless amalgam of silk, silver and steel. The brass, woodwind and percussion contributions, too, were immaculately realised and coalesced into a gloriously rich and finely balanced soundscape.