Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dutoit comes to Boston

From February sixth through the twelfth, Charles Dutoit will lead the BSO in performances of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto (with Viviane Hagner, Violin), Martin's Petite symphonie concertante, and the Organ Symphony of Camille Saent-Saƫns. Dutoit, despite his acclaimed recordings of Berlioz and Honegger, remains, really, an unknown conductor here in the States, where the names Michael Tilson Thomas, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and James Levine seem absolutely revered. Not that these aren't fine conductors, simply that Dutoit is finer still, which is why I'm excited to see this performance come February. That, and I've never heard Symphony Hall's organ in action.

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