The Reviews Are In… Martha Argerich And Manchester Camerata
Posted on July 15, 2013
Our concert with the internationally acclaimed Martha Argerich on Friday has got everybody talking. Standing ovations don’t come around very often in Manchester – Gábor’s musical imagination reached new heights, Martha and David were incredible and the orchestra’s energy as electric as ever. Social media has gone crazy and the reviews are in… Read all about it below.
“It was fitting that the Camerata – the most underrated of Manchester’s orchestras – should have this honour, as their inspired musical director has a close artistic relationship with Argerich and was instrumental in negotiating her first appearance in Manchester for almost 50 years.” – Alfred Hickling
“Takács-Nagy encouraged his players to respond with the most finely nuanced chamber music-making.” – Hilary Finch
“Arvo Pärt’s ‘Lamentate’ was the discovery of the evening for me” – Philip Radcliffe
“There appeared to be very good feeling between orchestra and soloist, with Argerich beaming as she exchanged rising scales with the flute…Takács-Nagy eschewed a baton and rostrum all evening, and seemed all the more engaged with his players for this…This was a remarkable evening, and credit must go to all involved for pulling off such an event.” – Rohan Shotton
“The slow movement [of the Beethoven] became a nocturne (picking up the atmosphere of the slow parts of Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, with which Manchester Camerata and Gábor Takács-Nagy opened the concert)…” – Robert Beale
“The performance was utterly breathtaking – one of those special events that MIF pledges to unleash.” – Neil Sowerby
“Whilst Martha Argerich may not be returning to Manchester anytime soon, Gábor Takács-Nagy is undoubtedly an artist of world standing in his own right, who is on Manchester on a regular basis. Make sure you attend his concerts.“ – Tim Mottershead
“Basking in sweltering weather the large Bridgewater audience were treated to a captivating programme played by the Manchester Camerata under their endearing music director Gábor Takács-Nagy.” – Michael Cookson
Manchester Camerata were superb. I had goosebumps. I regret quitting the cello…..and the violin. #mifargerich
Literary Connections @literaryconnect
Arvo Part’s Lamentate was haunting . Audience held its breath, not daring to applaud at the end. @MancCamerata @BarbaraBleiman
One of the best concerts I’ve been part of with @MancCamerata @MIFestival. Bartok/Beethoven/Gabor & Argerich, what more would you want?!
Nick Holmes @NickHolmesMusic
Excellent concert last night by @MancCamerata as part of @MIFestival. Best live perfomance of the Bartok I have ever heard!
What a stunning performance @BridgewaterHall thanks to the excellent @manccamerata and Martha Argerich #MIFArgerich
alexandra dariescu @alexdariescu
Thank u for the most incredible concert @MancCamerata at @BridgewaterHall . Superb playing from #Argerich @davidkadouch & Gabor Takacs Nagy
Brian Smith Walters @brisw
@MancCamerata Outstanding concert last night. Bartok was scintillating; Pärt was bold and stunning; and Argerich’s playing just dynamite.
Dinah Winch @DinahSW
@MancCamerata @MIFestival It was wonderful, thank you.
Dina Duisen @DinaDuisen
@MancCamerata Unforgettable performance! Well done all!