Richard Bratby

Inviting Jansons to the Barbican was like pouring vintage Pol Roger into a throwaway plastic cup

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Mariss Jansons

NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover / Andrew Manze
Symphony Hall

At the end of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony Mariss Jansons asked the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra to stand up, and they refused. That’s not something that occurs in every concert; in fact, you might never see it happen.

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