14th June 2017
The end of May saw Semyon Bychkov return to conduct the Munich Philharmonic in more Tchaikovsky in their home city and at the Ravenna Festival. As Sueddeutsche Zeitung noted, “Tchaikovsky expert Semyon Bychkov’s conducting was deeply sympathetic to Gerstein’s playing” in Piano Concerto No. 1: https://www.semyonbychkov.com/reviews/suddeutsche-zeitung-2/
9th May 2017
Semyon Bychkov last month conducted the Czech Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony for the second time this season at the Rudolfinum in Prague. Reviewed by Harmonie Online here, their joint recording of the work will be released this August by Decca Classics as part of their ongoing Tchaikovsky recording cycle.
26th January 2017
16th December 2016
Last week on 9 December, Semyon Bychkov conducted the Munich Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s ‘Manfred’ Symphony for the first time. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung described the performance as a ‘sharply contoured account’ of overwhelming music: