MDR Sinfonieorchester Concert Review

11.18.14
Lawrence Foster, Andreas Brantelid
Leipziger Volkszeitung

Acclaim for Andreas Brantelid and Lawrence Foster's concert with MDR Sinfonieorchester on November 16, 2014 in Leipzig

Andreas Brantelid
"…Young Scandinavian Andreas Brantelid molds every slightest shade in Elgar's cello concerto and is still able to play figures in a wonderfully casual manner. His pizzicati are graceful like the sound of a guitar, the virtuosic themes are jaunty. Also the strings of the orchestra indulge in the dialogue with the soloist in a late romantic melody…"

Lawrence Foster
"…American guest conductor Lawrence Foster leads the orchestra masterfully – with no gesture too much or too little…Afterwards the earned hurricane of applause rattles down for the MDR Sinfonieorchester and, eminently, maestro Foster."