Brilliant in abundance
Event: Concert of top works from the Romantic period by the North Netherlands Orchestra under guidance by Michael Nesterowicz.
With: Harriet Krijgh (cello).
Program: Mendelssohn, “Fairytale of the beautiful Melusine” (ouverture); Saint-Saens, cello concerto no. 1; Tchaikovski, Symphony no. 5 (“Fate”). Heard: 27/10 in the Oosterpoort, Groningen.
The intensity of her tone, the magnificent glissando to which she for a last time returned to the first theme: all was of a pure beauty. Thus also the melancholy with Bach’s first cello suite which she played as an encore. For – even when this should of course not be said – with such a wealth of musical ideas which seems to spontaneously spring from a deep well, one is reminded of Jacqueline Dupre. And not only because of this – Harriet Krijgh radiates a similar, unlikely mingling of the mundane and ephemeral in her expression, plays with a similar graceful movement of the arms, yet also presents a look alike appearance with her listening face held up aslant.
After this wonderful event nothing could spoil our evening any more.