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Orchestre de Paris

“The conductor-orchestra couple has taken flight, in the magnificent creation of Unsuk Chin’s very virtuoso Spira, and in Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, which takes the time to unfold freely towards the climax. The suppleness of the conducting, the warm opulence of the sound, the continuity of the phrasing, all blossom in the sound space of the Philharmonie.”

Le Figaro, Christian Merlin, 24 September 2021

“Klaus Mäkelä, who succeeded Daniel Harding as Music Director, also showed great affinity with Mahler … The conductor likes to emphasise sounds that are voluntarily rustic or rocky, as if he wanted his Mahler to be as un-metaphysical as possible, with both feet firmly planted in the Bohemian soil. The generous use of rubato requires the musicians to concentrate at all times … allowing for formidable accelerations, and making the finale an absolutely jubilant and justly acclaimed triumphal march.”

Le Monde, Marie Aude Roux, 17 September 2021

“Rarely have we seen the musicians of the Orchestre de Paris so completely at one with their conductor, embracing his reading of a work with such enthusiasm.

premiereloge-opera.comPierre Brévignon, 17 September 2021

Unsuk Chin: Spira (French premiere)
Richard Strauss: Four songs Op. 27
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No, 1, Titan
Soloist: Lise Davidsen