“As for de la Salle, she and the orchestra seemed perfectly aligned…Her playing was unfussy, elegant, never drawing unwarranted attention to itself, but at the same time
absolutely distinctive. In the opening movement, each phrase, however understated, exuded energy; her melodies in the second spoke simply but profoundly.”
– The Guardian
“Lise de la Salle had the sunny disposition of the first movement to a T, and her mischievous improvements on the LSO’s articulation gave an added zest to Mozart at his most chatty and genial. Her even, spirited playing made the Adagio seem more than usually tragic, and Luisi’s distinction as an opera conductor gave its simple opening theme a poignancy that the pianist’s restraint and control of tone elevated to a dialogue beyond words. Her playing here was exceptional, inward, responsive and intensely communicated, but she had plenty in reserve for a brilliant and impressively fast finale.”
“French pianistLise de la Salle, a regular collaborator with Luisi, delivereda compelling account of Mozart’s abundantly fertile score, the first movement jaunty and expressive, the second hushed and profound, the third fast paced and deftly articulated. Luisi drew crisp and refined playing from the orchestra, with woodwinds prominent throughout and phrasing that really breathed during the Adagio. The performance as a whole benefited from a feeling of collaboration between pianist and conductor.”
– Music OMH
Lise de la Salle: Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes (excerpt)
We look forward to speaking with you about presenting Lise de la Salle in a coming season!