Review: War and Departure to the Stars

September 18, 2018
Otto Paul Burkhardt, Südwestpresse

Anyone who wants can stream it all, download it or anything else. But be honest: all the “Digital Concert Halls” are just a substitute. It is still the live experience that counts. Therefore – and because Fawzi Haimor is a charismatic chief conductor at the podium – people are still pouring into the symphony concerts.

As shimmering as under Haimor, the morning mood of the first bars has rarely been experienced, with cheeky bird calls, blown childhood and homeland reminiscences – as accurately drawn as floating, yes, vibrantly interpreted.

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