On angel’s wings: heavenly Berlioz from Susan Graham

Berlioz/Tchaikovsky: LSO/Elder ****

Barbican Hall, 5th February 2015

Susan Graham © Benjamin Ealovega

Susan Graham
© Benjamin Ealovega

Just occasionally, a musical experience is so exquisite, so divine, that you selfishly cannot bear to contemplate it ending. It’s that sensation of being so utterly caught up in the music’s rapt embrace, yet conscious that time – despite what your heart is telling you – is indeed inching forward. Thus it was with a strange mixture of elation and a heavy heart that “L’île inconnue” drew a mesmeric performance by Susan Graham of Les nuits d’été to a wistful close last night at the Barbican.

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