Devilishly good Mahler and Liszt from Ott, Noseda and the LSO

Liszt/Mahler: LSO/Noseda *****

Alice Sara Ott © Kiyotaka Saito

Alice Sara Ott
© Kiyotaka Saito

Barbican Hall, 15th February 2015

A whiff of sulphur shrouded the Barbican this evening as Liszt met Mahler beneath the Mephistophelean glare of Gianandrea Noseda. The London Symphony Orchestra played like demons in a gripping reading of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Alice Sara Ott’s provided will-o-the-wisp pianism in Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto. Sparks flew.

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