Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, St George’s May 4
Wanted to record that we heard and enjoyed this, but a) I always find it hard to get going writing about the classical gigs and b) it fell between Dave Stapleton and a weekend’s packed listening and reviewing at Cheltenham Jazz festival so no time…
However, Venue’s critic comes to the rescue with a nice piece – especially well put, I think, when he highlights what a pleasure it was to listen to and see Isabelle Faust on violin. The Mozart seemed to come from a different world from the Haydn, and the interaction between her and Stephen Isserlis in the triple concerto was lovely. The fortepiano makes a pretty dull noise, though, I must say. Period instruments may be authentic, but when the technology has improved vastly since it seems a shame not to get the benefit.
Venue’s view is here.