News & Reviews: Review

January 2017

NDR Kultur

23rd January 2017

Marcus Stäbler

Semyon Bychkov formed the delicate transitions in Mahler’s First Symphony with a long breath.  The 64 year old conductor with greying curls exuded a tremendous calm as he created undulating curves with his hands and drew the fine sounds of Vienna from the Philharmonic Orchestra.  And then, all of sudden, with the twitch of the baton, the sound exploded.