Classical Source

Sun 8 May 2016

Claus Peter Flor and the London Symphony Orchestra

The misterioso opening of the Bruckner, with its magical trumpet call, had all the atmosphere one could wish for, but it was with the entry of the second theme – Gesangsperiode – that Claus Peter Flor’s skill and the London Symphony Orchestra’s responsiveness were revealed in all their glory; he was able to indulge the most affecting rubato. And throughout the first movement he responded to the music with variations in the tempo in a way that is rare.


Ken Ward