10 Jan 2011

NY Phil/Adès/Hampson, Avery Fisher Hall, New York


By Martin Bernheimer [Financial Times, 10 January 2011]

The New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert moved in three directions on Thursday. The concert began with hum-along Mozart, the Symphony No. 40, and then surveyed the heartbreak of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. The big news, however, involved a local premiere: Thomas Adès’s In Seven Days.