Throughout the last two weeks of October, Andrew Litton visited Singapore to conduct a recording and performance project with the Singapore Symphony and soloist Chloë Hanslip. The two concerts in the Esplanade Concert Hall featured Tchikovsky’s 4 & 6th Symphonies as well as lesser-known violin concertos by 20th-century American composers, Robert Russell Bennett and Vernon Duke. The recordings will be released in 2024 on the Chandos label. During his visit, Andrew also gave a conducting masterclass for students at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
Reviews of the project have been glowing, ‘From its opening Fate motif, brilliantly nailed by the brass, one knew this was going to be a riveting performance (Tchaikovsky Symphony no.4) from start to finish. Litton is an old hand in this repertoire, his Bournemouth recording from the late-1980s being any indication. Guiding its ebb and flow with unerring control, the development was thrilling and the return of the Fate motif delivered with devastating effect.’ (Chang Tou Liang, bachtrack.com)
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