Boston Symphony Orchestra

"For his part, Nelsons has deeply internalized this score [of Salome by Strauss], its idiom, and its pacing, to the point of almost dancing along on Thursday during his delicately shaped 'Dance of the Seven Veils' [...]

Boston GlobeJeremy Eichler

Balances were for the most part carefully managed, allowing for a striking clarity of detail while also setting up for a handful of truly hair-raising moments when the conductor took the lid off the orchestra. But this was a performance more about finesse than raw firepower. During the famous kiss chords near the end the sound seemed to take on an almost physical quality, hanging in the air like a vapor.“

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