quote:Originally posted by sunnylea57:
VinC, what do you think about the upcoming change at NACO, with Alexander Shelley replacing Pinchas Zukerman?
Does this mean that we'll have to fly to Berlin to hear Beethoven played as Beethoven wrote and intended it, and for that matter, the rest of Baroque, Classic and Romantic period music. Well at least you can hear Baroque in Toronto from time to time.
It would be refreshing if some of these musical directors simply announced special nights for all their new wave, modernist interpretations and applications of the classics, and see if anyone will pay to listen. For regular performances, they could then focus on playing the music well with good expression. There is lots for them to work on to simply perform the music as intended, and with great expression, and mastering the nuances that make the music great. That is what separates the greats from the rest - not quirky nouveau presentations of classics. Think Horowitz.