BBC Proms - Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette

“This complex Shakespearean symphony gained a sinister edge by the
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under John Eliot Gardiner, with beautiful choral singing
throughout” - The Guardian: 

P20 162 lr

Royal Albert Hall, London, 30 July 2016


The Financial Times review, Richard Fairman: ★★★★★

“…this was primarily an evening for Gardiner and his period orchestra at their inspired best…At this performance every note mattered”

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The Telegraph review, Rupert Christiansen: ★★★★
“…this was a meticulously authentic but never pedantic interpretation, notable for the wonderfully delicate playing of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, particularly sensitive in the gently palpitating tenderness of the love scenes.”
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The Times review, Richard Morrison:

“It was Gardiner’s own galvanising approach, however, that mattered most. A score sometimes dismissed as diffuse and uneven suddenly seemed like one of the mightiest cornerstones of romanticism.”

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 The Guardian review, Tim Ashley: ★★★

“John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique offered a superbly cogent interpretation that emphasised the work’s tragic elements… The ORR’s lean sound conferred a sinister edge to the Queen Mab scherzo, and their sinewy, detailed playing spoke volumes in the opening brawl, taken at almost terrifying speed.” 

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