Arts Reviews: CLASSICAL ; LSO / Lorin Maazel Barbican London Oo999
Northcott, Bayan, The Independent (London, England)
SINCE HIS first emergence as a prodigy back in the 1950s, Lorin Maazel has established himself as a somewhat uncanny necromancer among conductors, while invariably delivering performances of glittering technical proficiency and vividness. Whether these have always transcended a certain narcissistic coldness is another matter. One would not, in any case, have readily associated him with the warmth and inwardness of Schubert and Bruckner.
Yet here he was conducting both, in what was to have been the opening of a complete symphonic cycle of these two composers with the London Symphony Orchestra, had the task of completing his opera of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four …
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