Yannick wows in Shostakovich and Ravel with the Phillies
Yannick Nézet-Séguin brought his Philadelphians to Carnegie Hall last Thursday night, and Anthony Tommasini wasn’t the only person who was impressed.
In an interview with Charlie Rose a couple of years ago, Sir Simon Rattle made the startling comment that conductors only become “competent” after they turn 60. If that’s the case, it’s really quite difficult to imagine just how “competent” young Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin might be after more than another two decades on the podium, particularly with a band in front of him as supple and giving as the revitalized – and no longer bankrupt – Philadelphia Orchestra.
You can read the rest of my review at Bachtrack here.