The Washington Post calls the NSO's Principal Guest Conductor "a most welcome addition to D.C.'s music community. The New York Times calls Emmanuel Pahud "the new flute sensation… an insightful and vital musician."
Hailed as "a welcome addition to D.C.'s music community" by the Washington Post, the NSO's Principal Guest Conductor Iván Fischer conducts Mozart's joyful Flute Concerto No. 1 featuring Emmanuel Pahud, "the new master flutist" (London's The Guardian), whose recording of the work is a critical favorite.
Fischer also explores enchanting Bohemian folklore with a unique musical combination: an orchestration of Dvorák's Moravian Duets for two singers, interspersed with selections from Smetana's Má vlast including The Moldau.
PRAISE FOR IVÁN FISCHER:
"A sensitive and creative musician… he has the charm and character to be an ambassador for classical music in our nation's capital." --The Washington Post
"Deeply felt performances…a wedding of expressive heat and cool, exacting control" --The New York Times
"He conducts with a boldness… warm, distinctly pliant sounds" --The Philadelphia Enquirer
PRAISE FOR EMMANUEL PAHUD:
"Superb" --The New York Times
"One of the finds of the decade" --Gramophone
"This signals the arrival of a new master flautist." --The Guardian
"His playing is so elegant and fresh it seems to raise the music to a higher level." --The Independent
Thursday AfterWords with Iván Fischer and Emmanuel Pahud.