“Thierry Fischer brought authority to Messiaen’s final work and gave a fascinating account of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Fischer had taken over the concert at short notice after Sylvain Cambreling withdrew, but his performance was as authoritative and lucid as anyone could want..as Fischer showed, the whole work is so sure-footed it carries a powerful charge.
… a fascinating account of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante K364…Fischer gave an almost sturm und drang intensity to the orchestral tuttis.”
The Guardian, 20th March 2014
“There can’t be many conductors who know Olivier Messiaen’s Eclairs sur l’au-delà well enough to take over a performance at short notice. Stepping in for Sylvain Cambreling, Thierry Fischer directed the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this late, great expression of awe and delight, birdsong and starlight with such ease and clarity of gesture that one wondered why he hadn’t been booked in the first place.”
The Times, 20th March 2014