Thierry Fischer conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus at the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 24 March as part of their Stravinsky focus, with soloist Patricia Kopatschinskaja.
Thierry last conducted the orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in October 2015, and was praised as follows:
“His concern for clarity and articulation brings an almost chamber-like quality of exchange and conversation to even the densest textures … a triumph of measured poetry and expressive accompaniment, the more eloquent for Fischer’s communicative hands and cultured sense of line, phrasing and cadence … Fischer crafted it into a luxuriant, intense tableau of mistily veiled rise and fall.” Classical Source
Thierry has also recorded Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 with the London Philharmonic and Louis Schwizgebel, released in 2014.
This is Thierry’s second visit to the UK in the space of two weeks. Earlier this month, he conducted the Bournemouth Symphony and Stephen Hough in a programme of Beethoven, Ives and Brahms:
“An unfailingly supportive and decisive Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Thierry Fischer (in the Beethoven piano concerto)… the BSO formed an ethereal micro-universe, an otherworldly quality … a background of beautifully crafted strings and woodwinds … Fischer shaped the (Ives)’s short but infinite span with fidelity and infinite care … This was a forthright, pugnacious account (of Brahms 1), Fischer underlining the score’s dark colouring (contrabassoon more than usually prominent) and heroic ambition.” Classical Source
“Fischer encouraged a fine-shaded orchestral support (in the Beethoven piano concerto) that distinguished the whole performance which, to these ears, sounded fresh and vital … Thierry Fischer’s reading of the Brahms Symphony No.1, awesome and majestic, was consistently satisfying, from the commanding strengths of the outgoing material of the outer movements to the bewitching lyricism of the inner ones, especially the luscious Andante sostenuto.” Seen and Heard International