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Review: London Philharmonic Boldly Reinterprets Mahler and Other Staples

Feb 28, 2017 - The New York Times

You can understand why musicians are tempted to make a repertory staple stand out in some way. But it’s easy to go too far. A performance can come across as indulgent, even distorted.

When backed by insight, though, bold interpretive touches can make a familiar piece seem almost new. This happened twice during the latest visit to David Geffen Hall by the excellent London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by its dynamic principal conductor, Vladimir Jurowski. One example came during the ensembl

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