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“Balm for the corona-afflicted soul”: Praise for Crudele’s live streamed concert with the WPR

Alessandro Crudele’s jump-in with the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen in its New Year’s Concert on January 18th was a great success, and well received by the critics. 
The performance given at the Reutlingen Stadthalle was broadcast live and got more than 5.000 views. The video can be viewed here for two weeks.

The German press was enthusiastic about the concert.

Christoph B. Ströhle wrote on the Reutlingen General-Anzeiger:

“Das Mozart-Hornkonzert erwies sich, […] als Balsam für die coronageschundene Seele. Das Orchester und Alessandro Crudele gaben dem Solisten hier jeglichen Raum, sich zu entfalten”
“Mozart’s Horn Concerto proved to be […] a balm for the corona-afflicted soul. The Orchestra and Alessandro Crudele gave the soloist every space to unfold.”

And also:

“Die Württembergische Philharmonie hatte sich schon bei der Tschechischen Suite […], beweglich gezeigt”
“The Württembergische Philharmonie had already shown itself to be flexible in the Czech Suite”

Regarding the Dances of Galanta:

“Temperamentgeladen präsentierte sich hier das Orchester, mit einem ersten glutvollen Einsatz der Celli.”
“The orchestra presented itself full of temperament here, with first a glowing entry of the cellos.”

“Nach so mancher Rubato- und Stretta-Entwicklung fand das Ganze ein in tänzerischen Kontrasten ausgelebtes, klangmäßig noch einmal alle Register ziehendes überzeugendes Ende.”
“After many Rubato and Stretta-developments, the whole thing came to a convincing end, lived out in dance contrasts and once again pulling out all the registers in terms of sound.”

Susanne Eckstein wrote on the Südwest Presse:

“Alessandro Crudele überzeugte durch ein elegant bewegtes Dirigat.”
“Alessandro Crudele was convincing with his elegantly moving conducting.”

“Mit Zoltán Kodálys „Tänzen aus Galánta“ zeigte das Orchester, dass es seine leidenschaftliche Spielfreude nicht verloren hat. Es steigerte unter der Stabführung von Alessandro Crudele die zwischen spannungsreicher Ruhe, ausdrucksvollen Bläsersoli und wilder Ekstase wechselnden ungarischen Tänze zu einem orchestralen Fest der Rhythmen und Farben, gekrönt von einem furiosen Finale.”
“With Zoltán Kodály’s “Dances of Galánta”, the orchestra showed that it has not lost passion for playing. Under the baton of Alessandro Crudele, the Hungarian dances, which alternate between suspenseful calm, expressive wind solos and wild ecstasy, became an orchestral feast of shimmering rhythms and colors, crowned by a furious finale.”

Last but not least, Achim Stricker wrote on the Schwäbisches Tagblatt:

“Crudele dirigierte mit großzügigem Schwung und elegantem Kapellmeister-Gestus, gelassen humorvoll.”
“Crudele conducted with generous impetuous and an elegant gesture, calmly humorous.”

Posted on Thursday January 21, 2021

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Alessandro was born in Milan and currently lives in Berlin. He has a passion for literature, linguistics, cooking, meditation and dogs. He collects fine wines and modern paintings.

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