The popular mezzo-soprano returns to the recording studio to record a programme of French mélodies.
Søndergård Conducts Prokofiev
Last week Thomas Søndergård performed Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, a work he is due to record later this year. It received five star reviews, which makes the release in 2020 a mouth-watering prospect! Here's what the critics had to say:
5* “Sondergard introduced the Symphony No 5 by calling Prokofiev a man of the theatre, and then proceeded to direct it in a way that showed how that was also true of himself. This was the conductor at his most energetic and impassioned, and it drew a corresponding performance from the orchestra. Guest first clarinet Matt Glendening was on fine form, but the work is a vehicle for a full orchestra at full tilt and the RSNO is currently firing on all cylinders.” The Herald
5* “Søndergård ended with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, a work written at a troubled time for the composer, but interpreted here with driving positivity, acerbic wit and searing potency.” The Scotsman