News & Reviews: Review

March 2021

El Correo

7th March 2021

Nino Dentici

In the second concert of the evening, it was Maestro Semyon Bychkov who moved and more than moved when he conducted the Euskadiko Orkestra in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony… At the beginning of the beautiful Adagio, soprano Serena Sáez sat on stage waiting to sing the text of the song that announces the pleasures of heaven. We were absorbed by the soft and delicate sounds expressed by the double basses marking the slow tempo. We were involved in the faint accompaniment of the strings, with Maestro Bychkov’s hands almost motionless held high, as the young Catalan soprano showed off her fresh, still very light voice.”