Mendelssohn in Barcelona


“To understand what happened on the stage past Wednesday in L’Auditori (Barcelona), it is necessary to analyze the context of the concert that brought together the Freiburger Barockorchester, violinist Isabelle Faust and conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. The first issue to consider is that each of them separately is an excellent performer. Moreover, they have played together on many occasions and the complicity between the orchestra, soloist and conductor is evident, so we have fine performers who enjoy making music together. Give them a challenge and plenty of time to rehearse, and it will be a massive success. This is exactly what happened past Wednesday …

… it was an outstanding concert, with impressive performers who love to play together and had time enough to prepare. What a wonderful world, if this happened more often!”

Pep Gorgori – Bachtrack

Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid, Director of the Granada Festival, Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, artist of harmonia mundi & Deutsche Grammophon, also records for Decca Classics and Sony Classical, and is Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.


Photos: Fernando Sancho