“(…) These concerts are abbreviated; this one was just an hour long, with no intermission. But it incorporated an awful lot of fine playing.
(…) Then came a familiar work, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” (…) It received a stirring, accurate reading throughout, from the first movement, Allegro con brio, to the second’s funeral march, bright scherzo of the third and the inventive variations of the finale. Denève did some things a little differently than the usual and kept things moving right along. It all worked splendidly.
(…) It was a performance to cherish and not just because we’ve been waiting so long.”