- Mar 11, 2022
He greatly exaggerates tempo changes
According to whom, though? Tchaikovsky?
and makes dynamic changes that I've not heard before.
Most historically informed performance is like that. It’s not based on a whim, but on studying performance practice of the respective period. And on the taste and insight of the conductor/performer, of course. That’s why HIP performances don’t all sound the same. They do tend to sound more interesting and engaging to me.
I find him generally to be wildly intemperate.
Again, probably a good thing. Putting the repertoire through the rock tumber for the last 100 years takes a lot of undoing.