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Orchestre de Paris

“In the miniature overture and first act (of the Nutcracker), the Orchestre de Paris and its musical director were magnificent. For Mäkelä is an outstanding rhythmicist who always keeps the pulse even in the freest rubato, letting a magnificent orchestra perform while being there at strategic moments, giving this delightful, refined music, as tragic at times as one of the composer’s symphonies, the clarity it only has when led by a conductor who holds it in high esteem and treats it with the respect it deserves.”

Bachtrack, Alain Lompeche, 7 December 2023

” … Mäkelä’s sure-footed gestures and the relief he gives to details and accents never lose sight of the wonder of childhood, with its smiles and thrills. Throughout, the musicians of the Orchestre de Paris cultivate a transparency, a shimmer, a delicate breath that seems to draw Tchaikovsky’s score towards French music … and the conductor’s sense of storytelling is matched by his panache.”

Diapason, Francois Laurent, 8 December 2023

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Overture and Act 1)
Soloist: Leif Ove Andsnes