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Oslo Philharmonic

“ … Mäkelä wants to bring out all the strange musical details in the piece (Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique). Counter voices and rhythmic gestures come, and there is something almost alienating about it. “Symphonie fantastique” can often be experienced as routine, but not this performance … The orchestra plays with a roughness at the edges that gives extra life, while the ensemble sound at the very strongest peaks is breathtaking.”

Aftenposten, Aksel Dalmo Tollåli, 27 February 2023 

Peter Maxwell Davies: 8 Songs for a Mad King
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Soloist: Thomas Florio