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THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

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2O19 CHINA TOUR A sampling of reviews from the Orchestra’s spring tour: “Led by music director Franz Welser-Möst, the overall performance ce was elegant and balanced, utterly in the European manner. . . . It has been thirty-two years since the orchestra visited Taipei, and this fine orchestra’s concert was without doubt worth the wait. . . . The entire audience was captivated and the applause continued for a long time. . . . The Cleveland sound was perfectly balanced, embedded with deep cultural intellect. The experience was like standing in the middle of an ancient forest, inhaling the fragrance of the trees. The lower sonorities were firm, but under Welser-Möst the woodwinds come across very clearly, bearing testament to the conductor’s strength in fine-tuning orchestral timbre.” —China Times (Taipei), March 29, 2019 “The nuanced, balanced, and refined musical performance captivated the audience. The evening’s applause — before the interval, following the concerto, and for Daniil Trifonov’s encore — added up to nearly 15 minutes.” —Liberty Times (Taipei), March 29, 2019 “From Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto to Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, from the mountains of Germany and Austria to the vast wilderness of Russia, The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst was clean, refreshing, and nuanced. The audiences were totally enraptured. At the end of the second piece, cheers and applause from the audience continued at extended length.” —Wuhan Evening Post, t April 11, 2019 “With Franz Welser-Möst’s conducting choices, The Cleveland Orchestra abandoned pursuing a rich sound, and focused instead on making the music flow. Within this framework, while performing Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, they replaced emotional expression with a stable, smooth, and highly-integrated combination of brass, percussion, and strings. This was distinctive and unique, when compared with other American orchestras. . . . The most exciting part of the two nights was without a doubt Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben. This work was full of musical details, providing the orchestra with an opportunity to showcase its strength to the fullest extent. Welser-Möst’s logical and calm style emphasized structure, both in depth and breadth, reflecting what the work authentically requires. . . . The orchestra’s high artistic standard showed that Welser-Möst is an indispensable force in the ensemble’s history.” —Music Weekly (Beijing), April 17, 2019 Severance Hall 2018-19

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