Sunny beams from Dvořák and Brahms as Nézet-Séguin returns to London

Dvořák/Brahms: LPO/Nézet-Séguin ****

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve

Yannick Nézet-Séguin
© Marco Borggreve

Royal Festival Hall, 3rd February 2016

Dvořák’s Sixth cannot claim to plumb any tragic depths, nor Brahms’ Double Concerto any virtuosic heights. Instead, both works ooze warmth. Brahms’ concerto is suffused with a mellow glow, while Dvořák blazes away in sunny D major, full of unbuttoned joy. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, returning to the London Philharmonic for the first time in over a year, set the barometer firmly to ‘Fair’ in a pair of performances wreathed in smiles.

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