(…) Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is a well-known quantity, but, in the right hands, a riveting one. (…) Denève and Vogt connected well with each other and with the orchestra. The tempos were spot on throughout, making for a satisfying reading.
(…) Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)” made for a full stage in the second half, (…) Strauss is a master of orchestral colors, and that makes for a formidable, complex score; Denève brought it all together, from the tone poem’s quiet, lyrical moments to the big thrilling sections near the end. “