Critic’s Choice

Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 6:54 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Manfred Honeck

The Austrian team of conductor Manfred Honeck and pianist Till Fellner is striking considerable sparks at this week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts. Fellner’s take on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 offers an ideal mix of Classical poise and Romantic bravura, and Honeck’s taut Dvořák (Symphony No. 8) delivers bracing virtuosity without neglecting the Czech composer’s rustic charm.

There are two more performances 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.; 312-294-3000.

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One Response to “Critic’s Choice”

  1. Posted Jan 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm by Victor

    I completely agree with your assessment of the conducting of Dvorak 8, especially the third movement. The tempi were judged so well so the melodies were beautifully rendered.

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