Photo, Thomas Jackson
Footnotes: Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) is ethereal and quite interesting (but not sure I’d revisit it). Mozart’s D-minor Piano Concerto (No.20; K466) found Kristian Bezuidenhout (standing left in the photo) in stylish form and exhibiting a close rapport with Dinis Sousa & RNS, although inspiration was uneven. Whoever wrote the good-fitting outer-movement cadenzas was not mentioned by the R3 presenter. Brahms’s Second Symphony was lively, leaning to the lyrical, quite flexible, not without pathos in the slow movement, and with the exposition repeat observed in the first. Good to not have interventionist clapping between Mozart’s and Brahms’s movements; enthusiasm saved until both works had finished. Well done everybody.