David Patrick Stearns Philly.com
“(…) most works on the all-Tchaikovsky program would have been exhausted from over-exposure long ago were it not for succeeding generations of performers re-interpreting the music in ways that keep it communicative. Denève is one of them.

(…) In his Mann Center debut, principal guest conductor Denève charmed the audience with his patter but, more important, delivered performances that were pulled together and had much to say (…)

Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini had a particularly strong musical narrative. Denève had each episode in the 1812 Overture returning with escalating tension.”

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