Jan 19, 2013

Beethoven/Hakola/Shostakovich – Cologne Philharmonie, Germany

18 and 19 January 2013
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, John Storgårds

“Naturally Saraste, a violinist himself, pays extra attention to the strings. They played with such rare cohesion, delicate sound, vitality and energy, that it was a pure joy. Above all, the entire orchestra was not inattentive for a single second in the considerably demanding Shostakovich.

The frenetic applause was testament to this both physically and artistically impressive performance.”

21 January 2013
Johannes Zink, Kölnische Rundschau