CD Review- BBC Music Magazine on Franck and Falla music for Piano and Orchestra

A review from critic Jessica Duchen in the November 2013 issue of BBC Music Magazine for Somm’s new recording of music for piano and orchestra by Franck, Falla and Turina with pianist Valerie Tryon “..loving and attentive performances…atmosphere that could be cut with a butter knife. Woods draws the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra into a rapt […]

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Franck and the lost middle ground

This Satuday evening I’m conducting a program that includes Berlioz’s Corsaire Overture, the Saint-Saens 3rd Violin Concerto and the Franck Symphony in D minor. It’s almost ten years to the day since I last conducted the Franck (that time around it was paired with the Ravel Pavanne pour une infante defunte and the Chausson Poeme […]

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