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Stravinsky album review – Radio Klassik

” ‘Show more, talk less.’ That’s the Finnish conductor’s motto, so to speak, and what he’s showing his Orchester de Paris here is incredible. Crisp orchestral energy, and by that I don’t mean volume at all, but actually the concentrated, almost concentrated orchestral power, meets lyrical and exquisitely chamber music-like passages and sections. Klaus Mäkelä takes us as listeners on a musical roller coaster ride that has everything you would expect from such a ride. Yes, Stravinsky’s music certainly plays into his hands, but why not? Especially when he can work with such a well-disposed sound apparatus as the Orchester de Paris.”

CD of the Week – Radio Klassik, 15 April 2023