[THE STRAITS TIMES] PLAYING SCHUMANN'S VIOLIN SOLOS AS SMOOTH AS SILK - REVIEW

Published on 02 August 2019

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CONCERT REVIEW Kerson Leong Plays Schumann

Singapore Symphony Orchestra - Hannu Lintu (conductor), Kerson Leong (violin)

Victoria Concert Hall

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) seems to have found a neat workaround to deliver top concerts at this time when newly appointed Principal Conductor Hans Graf has not yet begun to spend more time in Singapore - that is to call upon well-proven guest conductors like Finnish Hannu Lintu, partnered with strong guest soloists. For the second week running, this has worked a treat.

A Haydn symphony, this time his Symphony no. 88, took the place of the customary overture. The similarities with last week's performance of Haydn Symphony no. 98 were intriguing, as were the differences.

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