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27th May 2018

SUPERCONDUCTOR

Paul J. Pelkonen

Mr. Bychkov proved an expert guide. With the Philharmonic players giving their utmost effort, he managed to make this massive work cohere around a central, continuous melodic line as if the whole piece played in one breath lasting three-quarters of an hour. From the gloomy figurations of Night through the first, surging expression of the main themes, Mr. Bychkov piled thematic idea on thematic idea, seeming to find room for all of Strauss’ eccentric twists and turns as the orchestra progressed upward.

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27th May 2018

As the strings are unified into one tone by Bychkov, so too, the horns often blare as one with all the power of the nine represented this evening… From the start in a rumbling quiet it is clear that the conductor is going to build this piece of pictures into a symphonic whole…One hopes that Bychkov will spend more time with the Philharmonic going forward.  He and the orchestra sound like a perfect fit for wonderful music-making.

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25th May 2018

CONCERTONET

Fred Kirshnit

There were so many musicians that they left little room for movement. However, Maestro Bychkov, shirtsleeves exposed, kept them all in check while eliciting some of the most romantic and supple phrasings in years at the Philharmonic.

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25th May 2018

The Philharmonic under Bychkov gave a tight, piercing performance, joined by the wacky experimental vocal group Roomful of Teeth…Bychkov’s construction of the piece was superb, building the chaos one layer at a time…Bychkov always manages to draw impressive sonic tension out of the Philharmonic, as he did in this performance.

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