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Robin Ticciati - Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ - De Volkskrant


05 February 2014
De Volkskrant
Biella Luttmer
4 Stars

Robin Ticciati is druk bezig met een Berliozserie. Daarmee neemt deze Britse dirigent, voormalige student van Berliozexpert Sir Colin Davis, het stokje van zijn leraar over.

Eerder zijn bij het audiofiele label Linn onder meer de Symphonie Fantastique, Harold en Italie en Les nuits d'été verschenen. Voor L'enfance du Christ voegt Ticciati aan het symfonieorkest en koor van de Zweedse radio een indrukwekkende solistencast toe: Véronique Gens, Stephan Loges, Yann Beuron en Alastair Miles.

Met zijn fijne gevoel voor timing en een zorgvuldig gedoseerde koor- en orkestklank lukt het hem een fraai midden te vinden tussen een meeslepende, theatrale ervaring en een ingetogen oratoriumsfeer.    
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