A rare ovation for Vaughan Williams in Germany

A rare ovation for Vaughan Williams in Germany

We hear that the Baden-Baden audience erupted last night after a performance of VW’s second symphony by the SWR orchestra, conducted by the boyish Finn, Tarmo Peltokoski.

The first half of Bernard Herrmann’s Vertigo Suite and Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra was unremarkable.

But the post-interval reading of A London Symphony was ecstatic, with Peltokoski returning several times to receive the cheers, hugging the score to his chest in fron of SWR television cameras.

This was his debut with SWR and the VW was his call.

 

 

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