“…Fischer has become a formidable interpreter of this music…
Under Fischer’s thoughtful and perceptive direction (the orchestra) gave a stellar account, acquitting themselves magnificently. Each section played with precision, clarity and sense of purpose. The playing by the brass and percussion, always vital components in Mahler’s scores, was brilliantly conceived and executed. The same was also true for the woodwinds and the strings. In the final movement, which is really a showcase for the strings, they played with gorgeously crafted expressions, depth and emotional involvement. It was absolutely exquisite.
This is a performance of the Third that in so many ways sets new standards of excellence for the Utah Symphony and for Mahler.”
Reichel Recommends, February 2015